Karan Brar is an American actor born on January 18, 1999, in Redmond, Washington but traces his roots in the Indian state of Punjab. In the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” film franchise, he played the role of Chirag Gupta. He is also known for his role in the Disney Channel Original Series “Jessie” and its spin-off “Bunk’d.” Brar is active on social media and has a large fan base on his official website. He is fluent in Hindi and Punjabi. This rising celebrity deserves our special attention.
January 18, 1999
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American actor Karan Brar was born on January 18, 1999, to Indian-American parents Harinder and Jasbinder Brar. He was raised in Bothell, Washington, and has one older sister, Sabreena. Brar studied acting at John Robert Powers and Patti Kalle’s workshops while attending Cedar Wood Elementary School.
At 11, Brar made his acting debut in the comedy feature film “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” In March 2011, he reprised his role as Chirag Gupta in the feature film sequel “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules.” In October 2011, it was announced that he would again play the role of Chirag in the Wimpy Kid franchise’s third sequel, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days,” which was to be released in 2012. In September 2011, Brar appeared as Ravi Ross on the Disney Channel comedy series “Jessie.” Brar appeared in the short film “Chilly Christmas” in 2012 and voiced a character in the film “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” in 2014. In February 2015, it was reported that Brar would reprise his role as Ravi Ross in the Disney Channel sitcom “Bunk’d,” a spin-off of “Jessie.” He starred as George in the Disney Channel Original Movie “Invisible Sister.” He has appeared as a guest star in Disney Channel comedy series including “Pair of Kings,” “Austin & Ally,” “Good Luck Charlie,” and “Lab Rats.” His most recent performance was in “Pacific Rim: Uprising” (2018).
Brar lived with his parents and older sister in the Los Angeles area until May 2019 when he moved in with fellow actors Cameron Boyce and Sophie Reynolds. He has his official website, karanbrar.com, and is active on social media.
At 11, Brar makes his acting debut in the 20th Century Fox comedy feature film "Diary of a Wimpy Kid."
Brar stars as 10-year-old Indian adoptee Ravi Ross in the Disney Channel comedy series “Jessie.”
Brar wins an award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast for “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.”
Brar is nominated by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (N.A.A.C.P.) for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children’s Program for his role in “Jessie.”
Brar appears in “Hubie Halloween,” an American mystery comedy film directed by Steven Brill.
Why We Love Karan Brar
His advice to aspiring actors
He once admitted that being an Indian-American actor is extremely difficult. But he gave this no-nonsense advice to aspiring actors: “If you love what you’re doing, keep going for it. You can’t allow other people to hold you back.”
He is a philanthropist
Brar has raised funds for The School Fund, which gives scholarships to deserving students in developing countries. It will not be surprising if he gives a portion of his earnings to charity in the near future.
He has social awareness
Brar spends as much time as he can volunteering for The Thirst Project, an L.A.-based nonprofit that works to supply safe drinking water to communities all over the world. He says the lack of potable water is a global issue few people are aware of.
5 Surprising Facts
The first-ever Disney Indian character
For his portrayal of Ravi in “Jessie,” Brar became Disney’s first regular Indian character.
He speaks three languages
Brar is multilingual — he speaks Punjabi, Hindi, and English fluently.
He has a tribute tattoo
In January 2020, Brar revealed a new tribute to his good friend and fellow actor, the late Cameron Boyce; a large tattoo on his arm depicts an outline of the two actors with the words “Your partner in crime, Cam,” in Boyce’s handwriting.
He wanted to be a sportsman
When he was younger, Brar wanted to pursue a career in sports, but his father advised him to become an actor instead.
He has interesting hobbies
He enjoys figure skating, roller skating, swimming, hip-hop dancing, rapping, and video games in his spare time.
Karan Brar FAQs
Why was Karan Brar's lip swollen when he went to India?
Brar’s lip was swollen after he visited his cousins in India where he caught an infection called coenurosis.
Does Karan Brar have a TikTok account?
Yes, he does.
Who is Lilly Singh?
Singh is a YouTuber to whom Brar is very close; he considers her an elder sister for whom he has much respect.
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