Mindy Kaling says she's ready to be a mother.

The 'Mindy Project' actress - who is currently single - thinks she needs to get pregnant soon if she wants to fulfil her dream of having three children.

The 35-year-old star said: ''This has been the first year I realised that if I want to have three kids, I need to get going.''

But the comedienne is no longer ''crazy'' about the idea of getting married.

She told the October issue of Flare magazine: ''In my 20s, I was not only boy crazy, but marriage and relationship crazy. Now it's almost the opposite. My work is so rewarding and I'm so self-centred about it that I'm kind of excited about not having to go home and ask someone about their day.''

Mindy admits she is very ''competitive'' and wishes her critically-acclaimed series was a bigger hit.

She said: ''I come from a hit show ['The Office'], and I am competitive and I am a perfectionist. So for me, ratings do count. Wednesday mornings, I always check, and it affects my demeanor for a while.''

She added: ''Whether it stays on the air or it doesn't, I want to feel like it's my show.''