Mindy Kaling’s Never Have I Ever proved to be a hit, ranking number one on Netflix’s Top 10 feature for the first week after it premiered. The series, which follows the headstrong Devi in the months after her father Mohan’s death, was equally charming and funny. The end of Season 1 left off with a few unresolved storylines, including whether Devi should be with Paxton or Ben. However, it was Heroes alum Sendhil Ramamurthy who became the center of viewers’ attention and he recently revealed his real-life daughter’s reaction to the internet thinking he’s a hot dad.
Sendhil Ramamurthy has portrayed a variety of characters over the course of his career. He’s played Mindy Kaling’s fiancé on The Office, New Amsterdam’s Dr. Panthaki and, most recently, he appeared as Bloodwork, The Flash’s Season 6 villain. However, Never Have I Ever marked the first time Ramamurthy portrayed a dad. Suffice it to say that it didn’t take long for the internet to pick up on, well, how much of a hot dad he actually was on Never Have I Ever. Speaking with ET, the actor revealed how he and his daughter took to all the online thirst. In his words:
That has definitely been a surprise to me. That is not the reaction that I was really expecting at all. Literally, that is the last thing that I would’ve thought, you know? This is the first time I’ve played a dad and I thought, ‘This’ll be really cool.’ I have a 15-year-old daughter and I was like, this is awesome because I think she’s really going to like this show. She does, she loves it. But now she’s equally mortified, because of all the stuff [on the internet]. I think she’s really grossed out because she’s on social media and she reads it. And I’m like, ‘You should probably not do that. I think that’s a bad idea for you.’ It totally came out of left field for me.
The internet’s love for Sendhil Ramamurthy shouldn’t be surprising. The actor is both talented and, yes, he’s admittedly very attractive. That said, it’s understandable why the Never Have I Ever star’s daughter would be “grossed out” at the thought of strangers lusting after her father. Ramamurthy’s a good sport about it, though, and seems to be taking it in stride.
Though Mohan is dead for most of Season 1, appearing in flashbacks or as a part of Devi’s subconscious, Sendhil Ramamurthy would “jump at the chance” to return for a potential Season 2 of the show. Showrunner Lang Fisher would be game to have him return as well. That is, if Netflix execs decide to renew the freshman series.
There’s no official word on that front, but stay tuned to CinemaBlend for updates. In the meantime, Never Have I Ever Season 1 is currently available to stream on Netflix. For more on what to watch, be sure to check out our 2020 summer TV premiere guide.