Maitreyi Ramakrishnan was discovered thanks to the series "My First Times" which is available since April 27. In just a few days, the teen drama has managed to make a place for itself and conquer an audience. It takes us back to the high school years and the trials and tribulations of a newcomer trying to become popular and lose her virginity.
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan's profile
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan was born on December 28, 2001 in Mississauga, Ontario. She is just 19 years old and managed to break into the small screen with her first major role in a series. Since she was a little girl, she had a passion for music and then for acting by taking courses.
She is of Sri Lankan origin. Her family fled their country of origin and the war that was raging there to join Canada. Indeed, Sri Lanka, still today, lives a civil war which opposes two factions. She herself was born and raised in Canada, so she has no ties to her country of origin. She defines herself as a Tamil Canadian.
She graduated from Meadowvale Secondary School. She had originally planned to attend York University in Toronto and its theater program. But with her role in My First Times, she chose to postpone her studies.
Her filmography is quite thin, due to her young age. In addition to the role that introduced her to the world, she has also played one or two minor roles (Yo nunca, for example).
My first times and her role as Devi Vishwakumar
The series My First Times is written by Mindy Kaling, produced by Netflix and aimed at a teenage audience. It follows the life of a young girl of Indian origin who seeks her place in the world. The great theme of popularity in high school is addressed. As well as the search for her sexual identity. The series also overflows with humor, which is very pleasing!
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan plays the heroine of the story, Devi Vishwakumar. She is the teenager who has just arrived in the school. A role that reminds us of her personal journey! No doubt one of the reasons why she was chosen among the 15,000 candidates who auditioned. And a choice that paid off, since Today magazine considers her one of the young actresses who move the lines.