Karan Brar (born January 18, 1999) is an American actor of Punjabi decent, best known for his role as Chirag Gupta in the Wimpy Kid feature film franchise, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, as well as for his co-starring role as Ravi Ross on the Disney Channel comedy series, JESSIE and his voicing of Prince Zandar in Sofia the First episodes.
Karan Brar was born on January 18, 1999 in Redmond, Washington and is of Indian decent. He was raised in the Bothell-Seattle area and has one oldersister. Brar attended Cedar Wood Elementary School and studied acting at John Robert Powers and Patti Kalles workshops.
Brar began his acting career at the age of 11, co-starring as Indian middle schooler Chirag Gupta in the comedy feature film, Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Born and raised in the United States, Brar naturally speaks with an American accent and worked 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 educational commercials for Shell Gasoline and Committee for Children.
In March 2011, Brar reprised his role as Chirag Gupta in the feature film sequel Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules. In October 2011, it was confirmed that he would also be reprising his role as Chirag for the third installment in the Wimpy Kid franchise, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, scheduled to be released on August 3, 2012.
In September 2011, Brar landed the role of 10-year-old Indian adoptee, "Ravi Ross" on the Disney Channel comedy series, Jessie. During pre-production of the show, the role of "Ravi" was originally intended to be a Hispanic boy named "Javier" adopted from South America, but casting directors were impressed with Brar during the audition process and ultimately decided to recreate the role specifically for him.
Brar lives in the Los Angeles area with his parents and sister. He is fluent in both English and Punjabi. When he isn't busy working, Brar enjoys figure skating, roller skating, swimming, hip-hop dancing and playing video games. He also starred in IISuperwomanII's How I Deal With Kids YouTube video.
|2010||Diary of a Wimpy Kid||Chirag Gupta||Supporting role|
|2011||Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules||Chirag Gupta||Supporting role|
|2012||Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days||Chirag Gupta||Supporting role|
|2012||Chilly Christmas||Caps||Short film|
|2014||Mr. Peabody & Sherman||Mason||Voice only|
|2011–present||Jessie||Ravi Ross||Main cast|
|2012||Pair of Kings||Tito||Guest Star|
|2012||Austin & Ally||Ravi Ross||Guest Star|
|2013-present||Pass the Plate||Himself||Co-host of Season 2|
|2013-present||Sofia the First||Prince Zandar||Minor character in episodes|
|2013||Good Luck Charlie||Ravi Ross||Guest Star|
|2014||Lab Rats||Kal Zar||Guest Star|
|2015-present||Bunk'd||Ravi Ross||Main cast|
|2015||Invisible Sister||George||Television film|
|2016||The Night Shift||Omed||"The Thing With Feathers" (Season 3, Episode 2)|
- Karan, along with co-stars Miranda May and Kevin G. Quinn, sing the Bunk'd theme song.
- He doesn't have a middle name.
- His favorite city to visit is NYC.
- He grew up in Seattle, WA.
- Karan is 5’3.
- He is first generation Indian American.
- He has an older sister Sabreena who in college.
- He wants to backpack around Europe when he is older.
- His favorite actor/ comedian is Aziz Ansari.
- He can speak three languages- English, Punjabi, Hindi.
- He used to be in band.
- He is a big fan of Star Wars.
The image gallery for Karan Brar may be viewed here.