Mindy Kaling’s Coming-Of-Age Netflix Comedy Casts Richa Shukla As Series Regular

October 4, 2019

 

 

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.

 

Via Deadline

 

 

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