Karan Brar’s early life and childhood
Born on January 18, 1999, Karan Brar is an American actor. He was born in Redmond, Washington. His parents are Harinder and Jasbinder Brar and they are Punjabi Indians. Karan Brar’s upbringing was in Bothell, Washington. Karan has an older sister who is named Sabreena. Karan Brar attended Cedar Wood Elementary School. He started his training in acting since his childhood days. He studied at John Robert Powers and Patti Kalles Workshops. He is able to communicate in English, Punjabi (his mother tongue), and Hindi.
Karan Brar’s career as a child artist
Karan Brar entered into the world of entertainment in the capacity of a child artist. He was just 11 years old when Karan was chosen to play the character of Chirag Gupta, an Indian middle schooler in the comedy feature film ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’. Though Karan Brar belongs to the Indian ethnicity, being brought up in the United States, Karan had an American accent which was not suitable for the role. Hence Karan Brar had to take special coaching classes to pick up the Indian accent for this role.
With the success of this film, Karan Brar was also chosen to play the role again in ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules’. In October 2011, he was again officially said to be playing the role again in the third franchise of Wimpy Kid which was named as ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days’ which released on 3 August 2012.
Karan Brar was also seen in the advertorial campaign ‘Seeds of Compassion’ which was made to announce the arrival of Dalai Lama to Seattle. He has also done commercials including one for ‘Shell Gasoline’ and ‘Committee for Children’.
Besides Wimpy Kid Franchise, Karan Brar also had a wonderful role in the comedy series on Disney called as ‘Jessie’. He played the character of Ravi Ross who is an adopted child. He was cast in this role since September 2011. The character was initially supposed to be a Hispanic child from South America which would have been named as Javier, but during the audition process, the producers were so impressed with Karan Brar’s audition that they decided to change the character in order to incorporate Karan Brar in the cast for the show.
This definitely speaks of the great talent and acting skills of Karan Brar where roles are changed for him. Karan Brar was also seen as Ravi Ross in the spin-off of Jessie which was named ‘Bunk’d’. He starred alongside Peyton List and Skai Jackson in this film.
He was also seen in ‘Invisible Sister’ (2015). Karan Brar has also done a video of Lily Singh for her YouTube channel. While not at work, Karan loves to play video games. He does hip-hop dancing, rapping, figure and roller skating, and also swimming. He has earned the Young Artist awards on several occasions. In 2014, he was also nominated for the NAACP Image award.
What Karan thinks of his fame?
Karan said that he had never thought that his acting career would take him to such heights. He had just thought of doing the acting during his summer breaks and return to Seattle for his studies. But there was something else in store for him. Karan said:
“When I had originally gone on Wimpy Kid, I’d just done the movies on my summer break and would come back home to Seattle for a regular school year. I thought that would be my life, being an actor on the side as well but staying in Seattle and going to college at Washington State University and living life there. By accident, I ended up in Los Angeles booking Jessie and was like “wow” this is going somewhere. From that point forward, I was in it to win it, and now I push myself to bigger heights – wherever that may be.”
He told Prune that his crush is Jennifer Lawrence. In an Instagram video he had said in 2015:
“Right now, I’m not dating anyone but the kind of girl that I like is the one that makes me laugh. I have a lot of humor in me and I love to tell jokes so I would love a girl that can do the same.”