Mississauga Resident To Star In Upcoming Netflix Series

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A Mississauga resident has been cast as the lead actress in an up and coming Netflix series. 

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan will play Devi, the lead role in an untitled Kaling/Fisher project. She was selected out of the 15,000 responses from around the world to Kaling’s online post about the open casting call. This will be Ramakrishnan’s on-screen debut.

Ramakrishnan plays Devi, who is an overachieving high school sophomore who has a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations. The untitled comedy is about the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl and will have 10 episodes.

Mindy Kaling, an actress, writer and producer, and Lang Fisher, writer of The Mindy Project and Brooklyn Nine Nine, are the writers, executive producers and creators of the show. 

Ramakrishnan did not have representation when she did her tape for the open call, but obtained the services of Sandra Gillis of Premier Artists’ Management after receiving her callback. 

The 17-year-old just graduated from Meadowvale Secondary School in Mississauga. 

Filming will begin on July 23. Netflix will announce the release date soon. 



Photo courtesy of Tamil Canadian.

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