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Nirdesh "Des" is an Indian boy who catches Devi's eye. He is portrayed by Anirudh Pisharody.

Personality[]

Des is an intelligent teenager with a bright future. Although witty, charming and sweet, Des is also quite the mommy's boy, as evidenced by him ghosting Devi because his mother disapproved of their relationship and she pays Des' phone bills.

Physical Appearance[]

Des is an Indian-American teenage boy. He has short black hair. His school uniform consists of a black blazer with the school crest embroidered on it, light blue dress shirt, navy and yellow striped necktie, dress pants, and shoes.

Throughout the Series[]

Season 3[]

Meeting Devi Vishwakumar[]

In ... made someone jealous, Rhyah doesn’t like her son’s friends, saying they abandoned him, and he is sitting at home alone. His name is Des, and she vents to Nalini. So, she allows Devi to go to that party as long as she invites Des. To make an excuse at the party, she tells everyone Des is her cousin before he shows up there. Even though Devi hates the idea, she quickly changes her mind after getting a good look at him and realizing he is attractive looking. After insulting him by assuming he would be a nerd due before she met him, he sees her panic when she spots Paxton kissing Phoebe, his new girlfriend.

Relationships[]

Family[]

Rhyah[]

Des is Rhyah's son. She shows him a great deal of affection and brags about his academic and extracurricular accomplishments. She is generally more liberal and less traditional in parenting style than Nalini, as it is revealed Des is allowed to date, and has had girlfriends in the past before Devi. Whereas Nalini was adamant about not letting Devi date boys, saying they are all off limits.

Romances[]

Devi Vishwakumar[]

Des and Devi are first introduced to each other at a party, due to their mothers insisting they spend time together since according to Rhyah Des' friends abandoned him. Devi is initially skeptical about dating him, thinking he will just be another nerdy, unattractive Indian boy. She changes her mind after getting a good look at him and realizing he is attractive looking. After insulting him by assuming he would be a nerd due before she met him, he sees her panic when she spots Paxton kissing Pheobe.

The two start secretly dating, but are caught by Rhyah. Their parents agree to let them date. Later, Rhyah, told her son to break up with Devi after witnessing Devi having a panic attack in the bathroom. Rhyah felt that Des had a bright future, and that Devi's psychological trauma would hold him back.

Appearances[]

Season 3[]

Trivia[]

  • Des got into Stanford early. [3]
  • Ben described Des as being a combination of himself and Paxton, except Indian.
  • Des goes to a private high school called Hartman Hill, where is part of the Debate team.

References[]

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