How was Maitreyi Ramakrishnan discovered by Mindy Kaling?
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Maitreyi Ramakrishnan: 11 facts about the Never Have I Ever actress you need to know
6. How was Maitreyi Ramakrishnan discovered by Mindy Kaling?
Maitreyi was discovered after her best friend, Shaharah Gaznabbi, told her that Mindy Kaling was holding an open call for a South Asian teen actress to play the lead in a new Netflix series. Following two auditions in LA, Maitreyi beat out over 15,000 other applicants to win the main part in 'Never Have I Ever' and the rest is history. She now considers Mindy a close friend and mentor and refers to her as her “fairy godmother” on social media. [@maitreyiramakrishnan via Instagram]