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Mississauga teen is new “Mindy” star

The next new star of Mindy, the hit show on Netflix is Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, 17-year-old Mississauga resident and student at Meadowvale Secondary School.

Ramakrishnan didn’t even have representation before she was cast in the role of Devi, a “modern-day, first-generation Indian American teenage girl” whose short fuse, in spite of her overachieving tendencies, never fails to land her in all kinds of trouble (Ramakrishnan is now represented by Sandra Gillis of Premier Artists’ Management in Toronto).

That Ramakrishnan is really young (probably about 17, by our calculations) brings her closer to her lead role. Though much about this new show has been kept under wraps, Kaling has said that the titular character will be a high-school sophomore.

A cursory look at Ramakrishnan’s Instagram also yields a couple of hobbies. She likes hiking. She goes to art galleries. She’s a Sagittarius! She’s politically engaged. -CINEWS

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