Quick Facts of Maitreyi Ramakrishnan

  • Full NameMaitreyi Ramakrishnan
  • Net Worth$1 Million
  • Date of Birth28 December, 2001
  • NicknameDevi Vishwakumar
  • Marital Status Single
  • BirthplaceMississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Ethnicity Tamil
  • Religion Hindu
  • ProfessionActress
  • Nationality Canadian
  • Active Year2020 - present
  • Eye colour Black
  • Hair colour Black
  • Height5.6 Feet tall
  • Weight 50 Kg In pounds- 110 lbs
  • Body Measurement34-30-34
  • EducationMeadowvale Secondary School
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tik Tok
  • Horoscope Capricorn
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Devi Vishwakumar

It’s Devi Vishwakumar from one of the most loved Netflix television series, “Never Have I ever.” Devi Vishwakumar, the main protagonist of Never Have I Ever, is portrayed by actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan. For those wondering if Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is Indian, No, she isn’t Indian. This fantastic actress is a Canadian of Tamil ethnicity. Let’s know more about her!

Born in Canada

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan was born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Her heritage origin is Tamil ( native to the South Asian island state of Sri Lanka). Her parents, Ram Selvarajah and Kiruthiha Kulendiren, immigrated to Canada as refugees from Srilanka due to the civil war before the actress was born. She identifies herself as Tamil Canadian.

Childhood pic of Maitreyi Ramakrishnan/
Childhood pic of Maitreyi Ramakrishnan. Image source- Instagram 

As per Maitreyi’s IMDb bio, The 21-year-old actress says, ” My identity isn’t being Sri Lankan. That’s not my country. My country is Canada. But my culture is definitely Tamil.”

Graduate of Meadowvale Secondary School

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan graduated from one of the best schools in Ontario, Meadowvale Secondary School. In her final year at Meadowvale, Maitreyi decided to pursue an acting career. Less than a year after, she landed the role in the Netflix teen comedy series Never Have I Ever, from which she got her breakthrough.

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan with her mother. Image source – Instagram

But before that, Maitreyi had applied and got into the theatre program at York University in Toronto. However, she deferred her enrollment at the University in order to shoot for Never Have I Ever. The starlet deferred her acceptance a second time and later changed her course to human rights and equity studies.

Diving into Maitreyi’s Career

If you’re wondering, how did Maitreyi Ramakrishnan get the role of Devi Vishwakumar? How was she discovered? We have you covered!

As you already know, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan made her acting debut in Never Have I ever. But did you know she beat thousands of people to secure the role? In 2019, Maitreyi was picked by actress Mindy Kaling out of 15,000 candidates who applied for an opening casting call for the show. 

At the time, the lady was 17 and was offered the role of a sixteen-year-old Indian-American, overachieving high school sophomore with a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations, Devi Vishwakumar. 

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi Vishwakumar
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi Vishwakumar. Image source: IMDb

Even though then-17-year-old Maitreyi had not acted professionally, her casting attracted huge media and public attention because of her origin. Moreover, the American news and talk morning television show on NBC, Today, named the Canadian actress one of eighteen “Groundbreakers,” a list of girls breaking down barriers and changing the world.

As Never Have I Ever premiered on Netflix in late April 2020, Maitreyi and the series gained positive reviews. Even Variety headlined, saying it was a “breakout performance.” Then, the actress received a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award, a Canadian Screen Award, and an MTV Movie & TV Award.

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Maitreyi Ramakrishnan received an award. Image Source: Facebook

In May 2020, Ramakrishnan got the privilege to co-host the live-stream segments of the 8th Canadian Screen Awards alongside renowned Canadian celebrities such as Herbie Kuhn, Emma Hunter, Lloyd Robertson, and many others.

In addition, the young celeb has also participated in charity work. In 2020, the celeb took part in the live-read series Acting for a Cause, as she portrayed Olivia for a live staged reading of William Shakespeare‘s play Twelfth Night to help raise funds for a local hospital in Chicago to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maitreyi’s Upcoming Movies/TV Shows

Since Ramakrishnan reprised her role as Devi Vishwakumar in the third season of Never Have I Ever, which already premiered on August 12, 2022, on Netflix, she will also be reprising her role as her character Zipp Strom in My Little Pony: Make Your Mark. Besides, the actress will also be reprising her role in the CGI – animated special My Little Pony: Winter Wishday, which is set to premiere on September 26 and November 2022, respectively.

Time to do Jane Austen proud - Maitreyi Ramakrishnan
Time to do Jane Austen proud – Maitreyi Ramakrishnan. Image source: Instagram

Furthermore, Maitreyi has also committed to star in the upcoming Netflix romantic comedy film The Netherfield Girls, a contemporary adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice. This will mark Ramakrishnan’s film acting debut. With that, let’s know Maitreyi Ramakrishnan’s net worth. 

How Rich is Maitreyi Ramakrishna?

“Never Have I Ever” star, Maitreyi stepped into the film industry in 2020. Therefore, it hasn’t been long since she began acting. Despite that, she has managed to bag an impressive fortune.

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan posing with her car
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan posing with her car. Image source: Instagram 

It is known that Ramakrishnan earned $21,000 per episode in season one. Moreover, she was bumped to $16,250 per episode for season two and given a $100,000 bonus. After all, The 20-year-old Maitreyi holds an estimated net worth of around $1 million. Not to mention, the actress also makes some handsome sums through endorsements and sponsorships.

Now, it’s time we spill the tea! 

Is Maitreyi Ramakrishna Dating? Who is her boyfriend?

Onscreen, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, who plays Devi, is in a relationship with Paxton Hall-Yoshida, played by actor Darren Barnet. But who is she dating in real? Probably someone hotter than Paxton, right? 

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan with Paxton
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan gets kissed by Paxton! Image source: Instagram 

Well, it seems like the 5 ft. 6 in. tall actress isn’t dating anyone. She has never shared anything related to her love life on her social media, especially Instagram, where she has over 4 million followers. Maitreyi hasn’t posted any pictures with her partner or boyfriend. However, she might be keeping her relationship private. Stick with us for further updates! 

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