In real life, actress Ramakrishnan is actually 19, with her birthday listed as December 28, 2001.
She was born in Ontario, Canada, and is of Tamil descent. According to the Canadian Huffington Post, she is the child of Tamil refugees who fled unrest in Sri Lanka.
The star began acting in school plays and graduated from Meadowvale Secondary School.
Knowing she wanted to pursue an acting career, she landed the Never Have I Ever role less than a year after graduating.
She had been accepted onto a theatre course at York University in Toronto but deferred her place so she could film the Netflix hit series.