Following a global open casting call, Indian-American actress Richa Shukla has landed a series regular role on Mindy Kaling’s new coming-of-age Netflix comedy series Never Have I Ever, from Kaling, The Mindy Project co-exec producer Lang Fisher and Universal TV.
Co-created, co-written and executive produced by Kaling and Fisher, who also serve as showrunners, Never Have I Ever is inspired by Kaling’s own childhood. It follows the complicated life of Devi, a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl. She is an overachieving high school sophomore who has a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations.
Shukla will play Kamala, Devi’s cousin from India, who’s getting her PhD from Caltech.
Never Have I Ever will mark Shukla’s series lead debut. She previously guest-starred on Kaling’s The Mindy Project. Her other series credits include Fox’s 9-1-1, CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles and TBS’ Sullivan & Son. She’s repped by Abrams Artists Agency and Stride Management.