Never Have I Ever might be a coming-of-age comedy centering on high school students, but don’t mistake all of its cast members for real-life teenagers.
The series stars Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as 16-year-old Devi Vishwakumar, who looks to reinvent herself at school after a year of grieving her late father left her temporarily paralyzed. She makes a play for school heartthrob Paxton Hall-Yoshida (Darren Barnet) while keeping up with her academic foil Ben Gross (Jaren Lewison).
From creators Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, the teen romantic comedy also tackles Devi’s Indian culture, which she pushes back against to the chagrin of her traditional mother, Nalini (Poorna Jagganathan).
Never Have I Ever cast ages
After watching Never Have I Ever season 3, are you wondering which high school characters are actually teenagers and which ones haven’t been in their teens for many years? Find out the real ages of the hit Netflix show’s cast here!
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan age
As the star of the series and the central teen, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is the youngest cast member and began the series as the only actual teenager. Ramakrishnan was born on Dec. 28, 2001, making her 20 years old as of August 2022. At the time of filming season 1, the Canada native was 17 years old. But she’s still much older than Devi as the talented star turns 21 at the end of the year.
Poorna Jagannathan age
Sometimes on teen shows, the parents can be only a few years older than the actors that play their children, making the realism a little skewed. But that’s not the case on this show. Poorna Jagannathan plays Devi’s mother, Dr. Nalini Vishwakumar, and is 50 years old in real life.
Darren Barnet age
You might not be too shocked to hear that the hunky swimmer Paxton Hall-Yoshida isn’t actually played by an 18-year-old. Darren Barnet was born on April 27, 1991, which makes him 31 years old and much older than the teen he plays onscreen.
Ramona Young age
There’s no doubt that Devi’s best friend Eleanor Wong is definitely wise beyond her years. Ramona Young, who you have also seen in Santa Clarita Diet and Legends of Tomorrow, plays the lovable Eleanor and was born on Aug. 8, 1998, making the actress 24 years old.
Lee Rodriguez age
Rounding out Devi’s trio of besties, Lee Rodriguez plays Fabiola Torres, who struggled with her sexuality in the first season before coming out. According to Famous Birthdays, the newcomer was born on Nov. 28 1999, making her 22 years old and two years older than Ramakrishnan.
Richa Moorjani age
Devi isn’t the only one who struggles with the traditions of her Indian culture. The teenager’s 30-something cousin Kamala, who lives with the Vishwakumar family while studying for her PhD at Caltech, is played by Richa Moorjani. The actress, like Taylor Swift, was born in 1989 and is 33 years old. (It’s worth noting Moorjani is only two years older than Darren Barnet, who plays a teenager.)
Jaren Lewison age
The second boy in Devi’s complicated love triangle, Ben Gross was once upon a time Devi’s sworn enemy and main academic competition. However, the pair have grown much closer. Jaren Lewison plays Ben and was born on Dec. 9, 2000, making him 21 years old as of August 2022 and one year older than Ramakrishnan.
Megan Suri age
In season 2, Megan Suri joined the cast as Aneesa, whom Devi quickly saw as a threat. But by season 3, Aneesa is one of the gang. Suri was born on March 28, 1999, making the young actress 23 years old as of August 2022.
Anirudh Pisharody age
Season 3 introduces another boy in Devi’s life, and this time, it’s a handsome “nerd” named Des played by 9-1-1 star Anirudh Pisharody. Although he plays a teenager on the series, Pisharody was born on Feb. 8, 1994, which makes the actor 28 years old as of August 2022.
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