- The Indian American actor and producer is seen as firefighter Ravi Panikkar on Fox’s “9-1-1.”
Indian American actor and producer Anirudh “Andy” Pisharody has been tapped for a recurring role in the third season of Never Have I Ever.” The Netflix series created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher is currently in production in Los Angeles.
The coming-of-age series centers on the complicated life of Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl. She’s an overachieving high school sophomore with a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations.
Deadline reported that Pisharody will play Des, “an Indian American teen who’s as smart as Devi but goes to an elite private school.” He is currently recurring as firefighter Ravi Panikkar on Fox’s “9-1-1.” He’s also appeared in series like “The Goldbergs,” “Last Man Standing,” and “SEAL Team.”
Pisharody is the co-founder of Black Velvet Films,” a full-service production company aimed at creating compelling narrative projects in the feature sphere,” according to his LinkedIn profile. He was also part of the healthcare PEFA group at Berkeley Research Group, where he worked on a variety of projects both within and related to healthcare private equity. Before that he worked as a research assistant University of Texas, from where he graduated with a B.S. in Public Health. He later earned a certificate in film cinema and video studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Season two of “Never Have I Ever,” which premiered on July 15, saw Devi continuing to deal with the everyday pressures of high school and drama at home, while also navigating new romantic relationships. Poorna Jagannathan, Richa Moorjani, Jaren Lewison, Darren Barnet, Lee Rodriguez and Ramona Young also star.
Joining the cast was actress Meghan Suri, who played Aneesa, a new Indian student at Sherman Oaks High. Also seen was Utkarsh Ambudkar in a recurring role as Mr. Kulkarni, “the coolest teacher on staff at Sherman Oaks High,” who teaches English and is buddies with Devi.
Entertainment Tonight has speculated that the third installment of the series will delve deeper into Devi and Paxton’s “blossoming teen romance.” Co-creator Lang Fisher told ET that the next season would discuss “sex and what do you do if you’re a nerd who’s done very little and you’re dating a much more experienced guy.”