Kaling says that there were not many opportunities for women who looked like her when she first started out in the industry.
The show's second season, which debuted in July, saw Devi tackling boy troubles, teenage desperation, and competition from a new Indian student.
The story puts a modern Muslim spin on a premise first made famous by the Ernst Lubitsch classic "The Shop Around the Corner", which was later updated with Nora Ephron's "You've Got Mail".
We need more representation, there's a market for it: 'Never Have I Ever' star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan
Ramakrishnan, a Sri Lankan-Canadian, became the breakout star of the series when she beat out competition from 15,000 others in 2019 to land the character of Devi Vishwakumar.
The 10-episode show will be penned by "The Modern Family" alum Elaine Ko, while Mindy Kaling, who has previously starred in and backed workplace comedy series "The Office", will executive produce.
As for her parenting technique, Mindy Kaling, a mother of two, said the best parents are able to keep their cool and not 'blow their top'.
The killings came amid a recent wave of attacks against Asian Americans that coincided with the spread of the coronavirus across the US.