Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is recently getting the attention of the netizens. The Canadian actress is popularly known for portraying the role of Devi Vishwakumar on Netflix’s teen comedy series titled “Never Have I Ever”. It was released back in 2020 and has received applauds from everyone. Since she is a popular actress, netizens always remain curious to know about her. If you are also checking for any kind of information about her, you have come to the right place. Check the full article and get all the crucial details about Maitreyi Ramakrishnan.
Born on December 28, 2001, in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan completed her schooling at Trelawny Public School, Mississauga, and Meadowvale Secondary School, Ontario. She debuted with the Netflix comedy series Never Have I Ever in 2000 where she played the role of Devi Vishwakumar. Let us add that the actress was a part of 15,000 candidates who applied for the open casting call for the show. As she got the project, she postponed her acceptance to the theatre program at York University, Toronto. Belonging to a Sri Lankan family, Maitreyi identified herself as a Tamil and Canadian.
It is reported that the actress’ family came to Canada as refugees after the civil war in Sri Lanka. While her father, Ram Selvarajah is an IT specialist, her mother, Kiruthina Kulendiren is in marketing. Apart from her parents, she also has an elder brother named Vishwa Ramakrishnan. Never Have I Ever made its Netflix debut toward the end of April 2020. Positive reviews were given to the show and Ramakrishnan’s performance, which Variety called a “breakout performance”.
She was nominated for an MTV Movie & TV Award, a Canadian Screen Award, and an Independent Spirit Award. Since its premiere, the show has been seen by 40 million households worldwide, according to a July 2020 Netflix report. Along with Lloyd Robertson, Herbie Kuhn, Emma Hunter, Evany Rosen, Kayla Lorette, Eric McCormack, and Théodore Pellerin, Ramakrishnan served as a co-host for the live stream segments of the 8th Canadian Screen Awards in May 2020.
She also participated in the Acting for a Cause live-read series later that month, playing Olivia in a live production of Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare to raise money for a local hospital in Chicago that was battling the COVID-19 outbreak. Ramakrishnan was listed as a Time100 Next influencer and recognized as a Breakout Actor in February 2021. In the second season of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever, which debuted on the streaming service in July of that year, she also returned to the role of protagonist Devi Vishwakumar. Ramakrishnan’s performance got high praise from viewers over the entire season.