Actor & Advocate
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan soared to fame by landing the role of Devi in Netflix’s hit show Never Have I Ever after a worldwide open casting call by Mindy Kaling. Maitreyi beat out over 15,000 actors for the role. Never Have I Ever is a coming-of-age comedy about the life of a modern first-generation Indian American teenage girl, loosely based on Mindy Kaling’s own life. The series premiered on April 27, 2020, receiving incredible reviews and climbing to the #1 spot on Netflix internationally. The show was renewed for a second season on July 1, 2020. Maitreyi has garnered international attention for her performance as Devi receiving accolades from industry leaders and media outlets. When Maitreyi is not acting, she is an advocate for public education, the universal right to education, missing and murdered indigenous women, gender equality, and authentic representation. She is the current ambassador of Plan International Canada. Maitreyi identifies as a Tamil-Canadian and currently lives in Mississauga, Ontario.