I never star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan will receive a special Canadian Screen Award award to recognize his influence on global TV audiences.
Ramakrishnan starring in upcoming Netflix series Never have I ever, co-created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher and based on the former’s childhood. She landed the lead role after an open casting call that drew 15,000 responses to portray Devi, a modern first-generation Indian-American teen girl who grew up in Southern California focused on fitting in and looking for love, and has been dealing with the sudden death of her father.
Ramakrishnan is coming soon to Pixar’s turning red, voiced the role of Priya, and is currently filming the third season I never.
The CSA, which recognizes the best in Canadian film, TV and digital content, will also honor veteran Hockey Night broadcaster in Canada Bob Cole with a lifetime achievement award. Cole began his broadcasting career in 1954 and eventually voiced the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens in Hockey Night in Canada.
Awards The awards will be presented to Vince Commisso, president and CEO of 9 Story Media and John Galway, former president of The Harold Greenberg Fund and veteran film festival producer.
Kayla Grey, Kathleen Newman-Bremang and Amanda Parris will be the inaugural recipients of the Changemaker Award.
The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television will host CSA on April 10.
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