‘Never Have I Ever’s Lead on ‘The Office’ Moment That Won Over Mindy Kaling’s Heart

Jason Pham

A year ago, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan had never been in front of a camera. She didn’t have an agent. She had to Google what a “full body shot” meant. And she had never even acted before, aside from a high school production of Footloose, which her teacher asked her to audition for because the show needed more students. Twelve months later, and Ramakrishnan is about to be the star of her own Netflix show

On April 27, Ramakrishnan will make her on-screen debut as Devi, the lead of Mindy Kaling’s new coming-of-age comedy, Never Have I Ever, on Netflix. The series follows Devi Vishwakumar, a 15-year-old Indian-American girl from Sherman...

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