Maitreyi Ramakrishnan decided to become an actress when she finished high school, and less than a year later, she was cast in the teen comedy series Never Have I Ever (2020).
The same year as her debut, she joined a cast of the TV series Acting for a Cause and lent her voice for the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards for Children’s & Youth Programming documentary.
In 2022, she once again contributed to several animated series and movies by lending her voice to a recurring character, Zipp Storm.
Some of the animated series and movies she participated in include My Little Pony: Tell Your Tale, My Little Pony: Make Your Mark, and My Little Pony: Winter Wishday.
By far, her performance throughout the years has earned her a honor of Radius Award in the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards ceremony.
- Real Name: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan
- Stage Names: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan
- Also Known as: –
- Nickname: Maitreyi
- Birthday: December 28, 2001
- Birthplace: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Nationality: Tamil-Canadian
- Height: 170 cm (5’7”)
- Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
- Blood Type: –
- Religion: Hinduism
- Profession: Actress
- Education: York University (Theater), Meadowvale Secondary School. Trelawny Public School
- Hobbies: Singing, painting, playing the piano, hiking, visiting art galleries, playing video games, riding the motorcycle
- Parents: Ram Selvarajah (Father), Kiruthiha Kulendiren (Mother)
- Sibling: Vishwaa Ramakrishnan (Brother)
- Boyfriend: –
- Facebook: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan Official
- Twitter: @ramakrishnannn
- Instagram: @maitreyiramakrishnan
- TikTok: @maitreyiramakrishnan
- YouTube: –
- Maitreyi competed with 15,000 candidates for her role in the TV series Never Have I Ever (2020).
- Her childhood dream was to become an animator.
- She likes pretzels.
- The reason she auditioned for the role in the TV series Never Have I Ever (2020) is because she wanted to hang out with her best friend.
- Maitreyi was a member of a jazz band and was in charge of playing the piano.
- She recorded her audition tape in the library.
- Maitreyi is a huge fan of actress Mindy Kaling.
- Her parents originally came from Sri Lanka. They moved to Canada in their 20s.
- She is of Tamil descent.
- Maitreyi started acting when she was 15 years old.
- She is not afraid of change.
- Her favorite actor is Steve Carrell.
- She gets annoyed when someone mispronounces her name.
- Maitreyi is an outspoken person.
- She could relate to Hermione Granger from the movie series Harry Potter (2001) as a kid.
- Maitreyi wants to try directing someday.
- She once learned how to play the harp.
- Maitreyi is very active on social media.
- She has a habit to scroll through TikTok before going to bed.
- Maitreyi identifies herself as Gryffindor when it comes to Hogwarts houses.
- She loves dogs.
- Her father, Ram Selvarajah, is an IT expert while her mother, Kiruthiha Kulendiren, works in marketing.
- Maitreyi likes playing Mario Kart.
- The Office (2005) is her favorite TV series.
- She has an older brother.
- Her ideal type is…
- Her net worth is around $500,000.
- The Netherfield Girls (-), as Lizzie Bennet
- My Little Pony: Make Your Mark (2022), as Zipp Storm
- Turning Red (2022), as Priya
- 2020 Canadian Screen Awards for Children’s & Youth Programming (2020), as the narrator
- 2020 Canadian Screen Awards for Children’s & Youth Programming and Lifestyle & Reality (2020), as the voice actress
- My Little Pony: Winter Wishday (Netflix | 2022), as Zipp Storm
- My Little Pony: Make Your Mark (Netflix | 2022), as Zipp Storm
- My Little Pony: Tell Your Tale (Netflix | 2022), as Zipp Storm
- Acting for a Cause (YouTube | 2020), as Olivia
- Never Have I Ever (Netflix | 2020), as Devi Vishwakumar
- IMDb on the Scene – Interviews (YouTube | 2022), as a guest
- Entertainment Tonight Canada (YouTube | 2022), as a guest
- The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC | 2022), as a guest
- GMA3: What You Need to Know (ABC | 2022), as a guest
- The Morning Show (Apple TV+ | 2022), as a guest
- Tudum (Netflix | 2021), as the host
- Live with Kelly and Ryan (ABC | 2021), as a guest
- The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBC | 2021), as a guest
- A Little Late with Lilly Singh (NBC | 2021), as a guest
- Entertainment Tonight (YouTube | 2021), as a guest
- Today (NBC | 2021), as a guest
- MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time (MTV | 2020), as the host
- The E! People’s Choice Awards (E! | 2020), as a guest
- Sidewalks Entertainment (KCRT-TV | 2020), as a guest
- 2022 Canadian Screen Awards – Radius Award – Maitreyi Ramakrishnan
- 2021 Independent Spirit Award – Best Female Performance in a New Scripted Series – Never Have I Ever
- 2021 Canadian Screen Awards – Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award – Never Have I Ever
- 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards – Best Kiss – Never Have I Ever
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is determined to bring more South Asian representatives on the screen. And, so far, she has been doing pretty well in delivering just that.