Maitreyi Ramakrishnan to receive Canadian Screen Awards special honor

New York: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, the Indian American star of the very popular series ‘Never Have I Ever’ will receive a special Canadian Screen Awards honor to recognize her impact on global TV audiences. 

Ramakrishnan stars in the coming-of-age Netflix series, co-created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher and based on the former’s childhood. She landed the lead role after an open casting call that drew 15,000 responses to play Devi, a modern-day, first-generation Indian American teenage girl growing up in Southern California who is focused on fitting in and searching for love, and all the while dealing with the sudden death of her father. 

Ramakrishnan is soon to appear in Pixar’s Turning Red, voicing the role of Priya, and is currently filming the third season of Never Have I Ever. 

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television will stage the CSAs on April 10. 

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