Maitreyi Ramakrishnan

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan praises her ‘baddie’ grandmother for giving her makeup tips

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan revealed some of her best makeup tips and how she inherited them from her “baddie” grandmother.The 20-year-old actor documented her skincare and makeup secrets in a video for Vogue shared on Tuesday. During the clip, Ramakrishnan detailed how a majority of her makeup “tips” were introduced to her by her grandmother.“Most of my makeup tips, and makeup hacks, have all been from my grandma,” the Never Have I Ever star said. “My grandma’s a baddie. She taught me how to do like eyebrows, the importance of doing your top eyeliner, not just your bottom waterline.”Ramakrishnan, who is...
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Maitreyi Ramakrishnan on ‘My Little Pony: Make Your Mark,’ Being Part of a Timeless Property, and the End of ‘Never Have I Ever’

The 44-minute Netflix animated special My Little Pony: Make Your Mark, meant to tease the September debut of a new eight-episode series, follows Sunny Starscout (voiced by Jenna Warren) and her pony friends as they celebrate magic’s return to Equestria on Maretime Bay Day. But with the Unicorns and Pegasi having trouble with their powers and Earth Ponies frustrated about their lack of magic, Zipp (voiced by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) is worried about the glitches being the result of a bigger issue and sets out to show everyone why unifying with kindness is more important than ever.

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan: "There are no words to express how grateful I am for everything that’s happened thanks to Never Have I Ever"

At a dinner Netflix and Bridgerton star Simone Ashley hosted Tuesday night to celebrate South Asian culture, Ramakrishnan said she's not ready for her teen series to end after four seasons. “This show changed my life in every way," she said. "I was just a regular 17-year-old high school girl, living her best life and Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Now I can say I was a part of something that’s groundbreaking, and history-changing. It’s been such an honor. There are no words to express how grateful I am for everything that’s happened thanks to Never Have I Ever." The actress added: "I grew up never seeing myself on screen,” she shared. Young girls like me didn’t see themselves represented. Even today, there’s still not a lot of representation but I know it’s only the beginning. I hope that soon, they’ll have many characters to choose from that they can fully relate to. I think we’re finally getting there. Everyone deserves that representation.”
Teen Vogue

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan Ranks Never Have I Ever Scenes & More

Never Have I Ever's Maitreyi Ramakrishnan ranks a variety of categories about her career, life, favorite gaming consoles and more. From her thoughts on the most underrated friendships in 'The Office' to the times where her character Devi was most dramatic, Maitreyi makes strong, well-informed, and opinionated decisions on each topic in this episode of Teen Vogue's RANKED!

‘Never Have I Ever’ Star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Broadcasters Bob Cole, Rassi Nashalik Among Canadian Academy Special Award Honorees

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, star of hit Netflix show “Never Have I Ever,” has won the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television’s Radius Award, presented by Made/Nous, which honors a Canadian whose work is making waves globally. The Academy revealed eight honorees on Tuesday, who will be presented Special Awards during Canadian Screen Week, which will take place from Apr. 4-10. For an exceptional lifetime of work that has had a profound impact on the media industry at home or abroad, the lifetime achievement Award will be presented to Hockey Hall of Famer and Canadian icon Bob Cole, who has been popular as...

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan to Receive Canadian Screen Awards Special Honor

Never Have I Ever star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan 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 Never Have I Ever, 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...

Never Have I Ever's Maitreyi Ramakrishnan Wears a Rainbow Dress Made From Upcycled Sarees

In case you needed any further proof that Never Have I Ever star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan's rainbow dress is anything short of spectacular, we invite you to look beyond the colors and gold embroidery for a moment. Ramakrishnan's stylist Joseph Cassell Falconer (who is also known for styling Taylor Swift's looks and music videos) sourced Maitreyi this piece from Indian designer Ashwin Thiyagarajan, who sewed together upcycled sarees to craft the dress with a sweetheart neckline and fitted, bustier style bodice. The banarasi panels you see here are all from fabric used in Ashwin's previous collections, making the number even more significant and reflective of the brand's DNA.

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and Richa Moorjani's Real-Life Bond Is as Cute as Their Onscreen One

It's no secret that we're obsessed with the cast of Never Have I Ever. When they're not showing off their incredible chemistry on screen, they are sharing adorable glimpses of their bond on social media. Most recently, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and Richa Moorjani — who play cousins Devi Vishwakumar and Kamala Nandiwadal on the Netflix series — teamed up for a Bollywood-style dance video set to the tune of Sunidhi Chauhan and Vishal Dadlani's "Sheila Ki Jawani," and to say it's epic would be an understatement. After watching their fun video, it got us scrolling through their Instagrams for even more cute moments from the pair. As we patiently wait for Netflix to renew the series for season three, see some of their best friendship moments ahead.

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan Isn’t Trying to Be a Gold Star Indian Girl

When Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is on the set of Never Have I Ever, she moves as if she has an audience watching. For the past month, she has been riding the wave of promotion for season two of the hit Netflix comedy. She’s the lead, of course: Devi Vishwakumar, a teenage half-rebel, half-nerd who seems unable to stay out of trouble, even when her life depends on it (never forget that coyote from season one). It’s a successful role for Maitreyi, but one that has come with more than its fair share of pressure too. Maitreyi’s character is meant to be a single story — that of one Indian teen dealing with the death of her father amid coming-of-age hijinks. But as is wont to happen on the internet, many are scrutinizing her ability to be an accurate representation of the experiences of the entire South Asian diaspora.

Mindy Kaling and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan Compare Their Hilarious — and Awkward — Teen Moments

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan can sum up her feelings about meeting Mindy Kaling for the first time in a singular word: "whoa." Which also happens to perfectly describe the whirlwind story that led to Ramakrishnan being cast as the lead in Kaling's Netflix comedy series, Never Have I Ever. It all started with a tweet — Kaling announcing her open-call auditions for the upcoming series — which led to the then 17-year-old recording her audition with a friend and sending it in for fun. With zero television experience under her belt, she beat out 15,000 others to take on the role of a lifetime, all with the guidance of the queen of comedy herself, Kaling.