18 january, 1999
Karan Brar was born on January 18, 1999 in Redmond, Washington to proud Indian parents Jas and Harry Brar. He was raised in Bothell, Washington. Brar studied acting at Patti Kalles workshops. His first role on the big screen was as an Indian middle school student, Chirag Gupta, in the film Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Because he was raised in the United States, he naturally speaks with an American accent and had to work with a dialect coach to perfect his Indian accent for the role. In April 2010, he appeared in the Seeds of Compassion advertorial campaign announcing the Dalai Lama's visit to Seattle, as well as appearing in commercials for Shell Gasoline and Committee for Children.
In March 2011, Brar reprise his role as Chriag Gupta in the film sequel Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules. He reprise his role yet again for the second sequel, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. In September 2011, Brar landed the role of 10-year-old Indian adopted Ravi Ross on the Disney Channel show Jessie. During prey-production of the show, the role of Ravi was originally intended to be a Hispanic boy named Javier from South America, but casting directors and producers were so impressed with Brar's acting during the audition process that they decided to recreate the role for him. Brar lives in Los Angeles with his parents and sister. He is quite fluent in English and Punjabi. When he isn't busy working, Brar enjoys listening to music, swimming, hip-hop dancing and playing video games.