A Mississauga teenager just landed the lead role in Mindy Kaling’s new Netflix comedy. Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is quickly becoming one of the newest faces to watch in Hollywood. Mindy Kaling shared the exciting news on Instagram, praising the young Ontario actress for standing out from the crowd.\n"Meet Maitreyi Ramakrishnan! She was cast out of 15,000 people, you guys," Kaling wrote. Naturally, everyone wants to know more about the rising star.\nView this post on Instagram Remember that open casting call for me and @loulielang’s upcoming @netflix series!? WELL everyone…meet Maitreyi Ramakrishnan! She was cast out of 15,000 people, you guys 😳👏🏾 We feel so much excitement to be bringing this story to life, and a responsibility, too. Depicting what it’s like to be a young desi woman right now-a real girl with real desires, ambitions and problems. Not just Indian American culture presented to us as side characters on a show. We feel lucky that this extremely special and hilarious young woman gets to help us tell that story. Thank you to every single one of you that auditioned. Can’t wait to see the full cast come to life! A post shared by Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) on Jul 10, 2019 at 10:56am PDT\nWe did some digging to see what we could find about the Mississauga native:\nAccording to Entertainment Tonight Canada, Ramakrishnan is new to acting and will make her on-screen debut in Kaling’s untitled project as the character Devi, who Netflix described as “a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl.” Devi is an overachieving high school sophomore whose short temper gets her into trouble.\nThe Mississauga teen beat out 15,000 responses from a worldwide open casting call. Kaling posted about the audition on her social media. Ramakrishnan had no agency representation when she booked the part.\nATTENTION DESI LADIES! I’m holding OPEN casting calls for leads in my new @netflix show! I’m THRILLED to have the opportunity to do this. The parts are so juicy and funny, and I’m SO excited to meet you! Full info is here! GOOD LUCK! pic.twitter.com/GGsvfa3a0c— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) April 12, 2019\nRamakrishnan is a student of the GTA's own Meadowvale Secondary School. Peel District School Board congratulated her on Wednesday.\nLook out for Maitreyi Ramakrishnan on your screens because this @MeadowvaleSS student just landed the lead role in @mindykaling's new @netflix series -- an untitled coming-of-age comedy! We're rooting for you Maitreyi! #PeelProud 🤩👊👏https://t.co/WxrvAhVQMT— Peel District School Board (@PeelSchools) July 10, 2019\nRamakrishnan keeps a pretty low profile on social media, with just over 2,000 followers on Instagram. That'll likely change soon enough, though!\nThis role may be her on-screen debut, but according to her social media, Ramakrishnan has been a part of a few theatrical productions at her school.\nWhile visiting @MeadowvaleSS we were invited to watch the @PeelSchools drama class practice for their upcoming performance of the high school version of the play, “Chicago.” The self-confidence the arts can generate is beyond measure. #justaskthesekids @NokhaDakroub (2 of 2). pic.twitter.com/IxDJ7eB3Yo— Stan Cameron (@StanCameron) March 30, 2019\nIt also looks she knows how to dance!\nView this post on Instagram No I'm no one's wife but, oh I love my life❤️🥂 *Insert long paragraph about how much I love you all* A post shared by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (@maitreyiramakrishnan) on May 12, 2019 at 11:45am PDT\nThe series is co-created, co-written and executive produced by Kaling and Lang Fisher, whose writing credits include hit comedy shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Mindy Project.\nWe feel so much excitement to be bringing this story to life, and a responsibility, too. Depicting what it’s like to be a young desi woman right now-a real girl with real desires, ambitions & problems. Not just Indian American culture presented to us as side characters on a show.— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) July 10, 2019\nDetails about the show are pretty sparse at the moment, but it is definitely exciting to see a young actress from Ontario get her big break.