Indian American actress Megan Suri joined the second season of Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever.” She will be seen as Aneesa, a new Indian student at Sherman Oaks High. Deadline reports that Aneesa’s confidence and radiance will pose an immediate threat to Devi Vishwakumar, played by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan. The series, coauthored by Mindy Kaling, will premiere on Netflix on May, 21, 2021.
Suri was last seen in ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat,” where she played the daughter of Mina (Preity Zinta). She was featured in the episode titled “Magic Motor Inn,” with Zinta and Vis Das, which centers on an Indian family whose daughter (Suri) attends school with Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang). “Fresh Off The Boat” talks about the life of a Taiwanese-American family in Florida in the 1990s.
Suri’s first title role was Prarthana Mohan’s “The MisEducation of Bindu,”a coming-of-age dramedy presenting a view of high school identity and integration through the eyes of Bindu, a 14-year-old Indian girl living in Midwest America. The film also stars David Arquette, Priyanka Bose, Kelly Ryan, Hannah Alline and Robert T. Bogue. Her other credits include the feature film “Valentine’s Day,” HBO’s “The Brink” and Netflix’s “Atypical.”
The first season of “Never Have I Ever” revolved around Devi, who is figuring out her sophomore year in high school with her two best friends — Eleanor Wong (Ramona Young) and Fabiola Torres (Lee Rodriguez) — who are struggling with their own issues as well. The show recently won the 2020 People’s Choice Award (PCA) for the Best Comedy Show. The new season, which is filming in Los Angeles, will feature returning cast members Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Ramona Young, Lee Rodriguez, Darren Barnet, Jaren Lewison, Poorna Jagannathan, and Richa Moorjani.