Many viewers wonder about the ages of cast members of Netflix's Never Have I Ever in real life. As of 2022, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is 20, Lee Rodriguez is 22, Ramona Young is 24, Darren Barnet is 31, Jaren Lewison is 21, Megan Suri is 23, Anirudh Pisharody is 28, Richa Moorjani is 33, and Poorna Jagannathan is 49.
The coming-of-age comedy-drama series Never Have I Ever on Netflix was created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher and is largely based on some of Kaling's Boston-area childhood memories. After her father, Mohan, passes away suddenly, the story follows Devi Vishwakumar, an Indian American teenager.
The Never Have I Ever cast portrays typical high school students who are huge fans of Olivia Rodrigo and Riverdale, frequently post on TikTok, and struggle to manage the complexities of adolescent social dynamics. The actors who play Devi, Eleanor, Fabiola, Aneesa, Ben, and Paxton may seem on the show as sophomores and juniors in high school, but this does not always indicate that they are teenagers in real life.
When making teen shows like Never Have I Ever, producers frequently choose to work with older actors for a variety of reasons. First off, actors under the age of 18 are only permitted to work a set number of hours per week. Second, they require older actors due to the nature of the content they must capture. Well, here are the real ages of the cast members of the show.
Never Have I Ever: Know the Ages of the Cast Members in Real Life; Season 3 and 2022 Update!
In the first season of Never Have I Ever, Devi and her friends, who are approximately 15 or 16 years old, are beginning their sophomore year at Sherman Oaks High School. But in reality, Devi actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (@maitreyiramakrishnan) is 20 years old. She is also the youngest of the cast.
On the other hand, Ramona Young is the oldest of the three main best friends on the show at the age of 24. Similarly, Lee Rodriguez is 22 years old. There isn't a better actor we can think of to play Fabiola, so you might be startled to learn that she is around 5 years older than her character.
The only character who is a junior, or somewhere between 16 and 17, is Paxton Hall-Yoshida. Although Darren Barnet, the actor who plays him, is 31 years old which is roughly ten years older than his character, he hardly seems it. Being only a few years older than his character, Ben, Jaren Lewison, who is 21 years old, is perfectly in character with the rest of his co-stars.
The 23-year-old actress that portrays Aneesa, the new student at Sherman Oaks High and currently Ben's girlfriend, is Megan Suri. Given that she attends the same school as Devi, Eleanor, and Fabiola, she may also be between the ages of 15 and 16, making Megan almost six years older than her character.
The season 3 cast of Never Have I Ever welcomes 28-year-old Anirudh Pisharody as Des (short for Nirdesh), a potential new love interest for Devi. He is a new student at Sherman Oaks High and a member of the debate team. He is the son of Devi's mom's friend. Anirudh is at least 10 years older than his character, who is probably between 15 and 17 years old.
Richa Moorjani plays Kamala Nandiwadal, Devi's older cousin who has traveled from India to the California Institute of Technology to seek a Ph.D. in biology. Her character is probably in her late 20s or early 30s, which is not too far off her actual age of 33.
Similarly, Poorna Jagannathan who is 49 years old in real life portrays Devi's strict but devoted mother Nalini. She is a skilled dermatologist who runs a clinic close to their Los Angeles home.