Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy has been roped in for a recurring role in Mindy Kaling’s coming-of-age series for Netflix. The 10-episode series, titled “Never Have I Ever,” is said to be inspired by Kaling’s own childhood.
Co-created, co-written and executive produced by Kaling and Fisher, who also serve as showrunners, “Never Have I Ever” follows the complicated life of Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenager. She is an overachieving high school sophomore who has a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations.
Deadlines reports that Ramamurthy will play Mohan Venkatesan, “a warm, caring father and husband with an adventurous streak.” Ramamurthy guest starred in the eighth and ninth seasons of “The Office” as Kaling’s character Kelly Kapoor’s new boyfriend Ravi, a doctor.
The series has also cast actress Richa Shukla in a recurring role. According to the deadline report, Shukla will play Kamala, Devi’s cousin from India, who’s getting her PhD from Caltech.
The series will be narrated by tennis legend John McEnroe. News reports say McEnroe brings a note of sentimentality to the plot, as he is Devi's late father's idol.
Ramamurthy also recurs as DC villain Bloodwork on “The Flash”. His other credits include a series regular role on “Reverie” and recent recurring on “New Amsterdam.
Meanwhile, Shukla, who makes her series lead debut with “Never Have I Ever,” previously guest-starred on Kaling’s “The Mindy Project.” Her other series credits include “9-1-1,” “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Sullivan & Son.”