Maitreyi Ramakrishnan - Updated May 2024

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is a television actress who rose to fame after being cast as Devi on the original Netflix series "Never Have I Ever". Maitreyi Ramakrishnan's performance garnered praise from critics with Variety calling her role a "breakout performance". She is also known for her role in  Acting for a Cause and Sidewalks Entertainment.

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Mississauga, Canada
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Mississauga, Canada

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan

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Early Life and Childhood

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan was born in Mississauga, Canada, on December 30, 2001. She is 22 years old and is under the birth sign, Capricorn. She holds Canadian nationality. Likewise, she is from the Srilankan Tamil family. However, she refers to herself as a Tamil Canadian. Moreover, Ramakrishnan was born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario.

Her father’s name is Ram Selvarajah and her mother is Kiruthiha Kulendiren. Her father is an IT Specialist and her mother works in the Marketing Field. Likewise, she has a brother and his name is Vishwaa Ramakrishnan. Moreover, her family is of Hindu Tamil descent from Sri Lanka. However her family came to Canada as refugees after the civil war in Sri Lanka. Likewise, she has also said that she identifies herself as a Tamil Canadian and not Sri Lankan due to the war’s impact on Sri Lankan Tamil civilians.

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Caption: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan along with her brother and her mom (Source: Instagram)

Regarding her educational background and qualifications,  she graduated from Meadowvale Secondary School. At the moment, she is studying at York University in Toronto for her further studies. However, the name of the high school she attended is not available.

Career and Professional Life

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan began acting in school plays in Grade 10. Likely, she was a die-hard fan of comics and wanted to pursue her career as an animator for comic creation. However, she changed her mind last year at Meadowvale Secondary School. Eventually, she got the role in “Never Have I Ever” less than a year after that.

Moreover, she deferred her acceptance to the theatre program at York University in Toronto. However, she had initially planned to attend the fall after she graduated high school, so she could shoot “Never Have I Ever” in Los Angeles.

She plays the lead role of Devi Vishwakumar in the rom-com Netflix series “Never Have I Ever”. And, in 2019, she was also chosen by Mindy Kaling out of 15,000 candidates that applied for an open casting call for the show. Moreover, she created her audition tape at a local library by using her mother’s camera.

Eventually, she was asked to send four more videos, before having a screen test in Los Angeles and being offered the role. Ramakrishnan was just 17 at the time of her casting. And she had not yet held a job or acted professionally. However, her casting received significant media attention, especially in Canada. She especially gathered attention due to the nature of the open casting call and for her Tamil Canadian identity.

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Furthermore, in 2019, Today named her one of eighteen “Groundbreakers”. It was a list of girls that were breaking down barriers and changing the world. Also, her performance in the show received a lot of positive reviews. Moreover, most of the critics said that it was a “breakout performance”. Likewise, in the year 2020, Ramakrishnan narrated the Children’s Programming portion of the 8th Canadian Screen Awards as well.

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Caption: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and her co-actors from the “Never Have I Ever” series

Moreover, Ramakrishnan was raised in a multicultural environment. Likewise, she was trained in both Bharatnatyam and Ballet dance forms. She has learned to play the piano as well. Similarly, she was part of a Jazz band and played piano in that band.

Relationship Status

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is possibly single at the moment. She is more focused on her career and her studies at the moment, rather than being in any kind of romantic relationship. Or maybe, she wants to keep her personal and love life private and doesn’t want to talk about it in front of the public. Further, focusing on her past relationships, no information about her ex-lovers is available. Likewise, Ramakrishnan has successfully kept her past relationships private as well.

Body Measurements

Maitreyi has a height of 5 feet 7 inches whereas her weight is 60 kg. Her body measurements such as chest size, waist size, and hip size are 34-26-35 inches respectively. Likewise, she has got a beautiful body and a very attractive face. Moreover, she has black hair and black eyes as well.

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Caption: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan posing for a picture (Source: Google)

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan – Social Media

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is pretty active on all of her social accounts. She has garnered 1.1 million followers on Instagram, 36.9K followers on Twitter, and 3264 followers on Facebook. She shares a lot of pictures on her Instagram account.

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan – Net W0rth 2024

Talking about her income, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan has an estimated net worth of $0.2 million. Her main income source is her career in acting.