Editor’s Note: This feature is part of CNN Style’s series Hyphenated, which explores the complex issue of identity among minorities in the United States.

CNN  — 

On the first day that Richa Moorjani walked onto the set of “Never Have I Ever,” she realized she was a part of something special.

For one, she wasn’t the only South Asian person there. For another, she and her fellow South Asian castmates Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and Poorna Jagannathan were the leads of the show. The entire Netflix series was centered around characters who shared their cult