Karan Brar (born January 18, 1999) is an American actor with Indian descent, best known for his role of Chirag Gupta in the Wimpy Kid movies and Ravi Ross in the Disney TV series Jessie.
Early and Personal Life and Career
Karan was born on January 18, 1999 to parents of Indian ancestry in Redmond, Washington. He was raised in Bothell, Washington and has one elder sibling and a sister. He attended the Cedar Wood Elementary School and studied acting in John Robert Powers and Patti Kalles workshops. Karan began his acting career on March 19, 2010 at the age of 10 in Diary of a Wimpy Kid (film) as Chirag Gupta, Karan naturally speaks in American accent as he was born and grown up in the United States, he worked his Indian accent with a dialect coach. In March 2011, a sequel to the Wimpy kid film called Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (film) was made and Karan once again played the role of Chirag Gupta, and in 2012 he once again reprised the role of Chirag Gupta in the third installment Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (film). In September 2011 he got the role of Ravi Ross in the Disney show, Jessie. The role of Ravi was originally given to a Hispanic boy from South America,but the cast directors were impressed with Karan and took him. He has won two awards, one from young artist award for "Best Performance in a Feature Film Young Ensemble Cast" and the other one is also a young artist award for "Best Performance in a TV series Supporting Young Actor" and he was nominated for one young artist award too. He lives with his siblings and parents in Los Angeles, he speaks English and Punjabi. When he isn't busy acting, Karan enjoys figure skating, roller skating, swimming, hip-hop dancing and playing video games.