Karan Brar

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Karan Brar
Karan Brar 2011.jpg
Brar at the Radio Disney's N.B.T. Winner Finale Concert in December 2011.
Born (1999-01-18) January 18, 1999 (age 15)
Redmond, Washington, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2010–present
Website
KaranBrar.com

Karan Brar (born January 18, 1999) is an American teen actor, best known for his role as Chirag Gupta in the Wimpy Kid feature film franchise, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, as well as for his co-starring role as Ravi Ross on the Disney Channel comedy series Jessie.

Early life[edit]

Karan Brar was born on January 18, 1999 in Redmond, Washington, to parents Jasbinder and Harinder Brar, who are of Indian ancestry.[1][2][3][4] He was raised in Bothell, Washington, and has one older sibling, a sister named Sabreena.[2][3][4] Brar attended Cedar Wood Elementary School and studied acting at John Robert Powers and Patti Kalles workshops.[1][3]

Career[edit]

Brar began his acting career at the age of 11, starring as Indian middle schooler Chirag Gupta in the comedy feature film Diary of a Wimpy Kid.[2][3] 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.[3][5] 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.[2][4]

In March 2011, Brar reprised his role as Chirag Gupta in the feature film sequel Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules.[2] In October 2011, it was confirmed that he would also be reprising his role as Chirag for the third installment of the Wimpy Kid franchise, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, released on August 3, 2012.[6] In September 2011, Brar landed the role of 10-year-old Indian adoptee Ravi Ross on the Disney Channel comedy series Jessie.[2][7] During pre-production of the show, the role of Ravi was originally intended to be a Hispanic boy named Javier from South America, but casting directors were impressed with Brar during the audition process and ultimately decided to recreate the role for him.[8][9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Brar lives in the Los Angeles area with his parents and older sister.[2] He is fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi.[1][11] When he is not busy working, Brar enjoys figure skating, roller skating, swimming, hip-hop dancing and playing video games.[1][2] He also starred in one of Youtuber Lilly Singh's videos.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Chirag Gupta
2011 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
2012 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Chilly Christmas Caps
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Mason

Television[edit]

Year Title Role
2011–present Jessie Ravi Ross
2012 Austin & Ally |
Pair of Kings Tito (guest star)
2013–present Pass the Plate Himself (Co-host)
Sofia the First Prince Zandar (recurring character)
2013 Good Luck Charlie Ravi Ross
2014 Lab Rats Kal Zar (guest star)
Ultimate Spider-Man Ravi Ross (Voice/1 Episode)

Awards[edit]

Awards
Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2011 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film
Young Ensemble Cast
(with Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Devon Bostick,
Alex Ferris, Chloë Grace Moretz, Laine MacNeil and Grayson Russell)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Won [13]
2012 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film
Supporting Young Actor
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Nominated [14]
Best Performance in a TV series
Supporting Young Actor
Jessie Won
2013 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film
Supporting Young Actor
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Nominated [15]
Best Performance in a Feature Film
Young Ensemble Cast
(with Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Peyton List, Laine MacNeil
Connor & Owen Fielding, Devon Bostick and Grayson Russell)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Won
Best Performance in a TV Series
Supporting Young Actor
Jessie Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Karan Brar's Official Website". KaranBrar.com. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Karan Brar - "Ravi Ross"". DisneyChannelMedianet.com. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Eastsider Karan Brar, age 11, has key role in 'Wimpy Kid'". The Seattle Times. March 18, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "Bothell's kid: Brar scores acting success with 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' films". Bothell Reporter. April 8, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Director's Commentary". 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules' DVD. June 21, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved August 23, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Interview: Disney Channel's "Jessie" cast tells all". DaemonsTV.com. September 30, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Disney's New Show 'Jessie' Casting Starring Roles". New Faces. May 23, 2011. 
  9. ^ "An interview with Cameron Boyce from "Jessie"". PopCulturePassionistas.com. September 28, 2011. 
  10. ^ "An Interview with Karan Brar from "Jessie"". PopCulturePassionistas.com. September 27, 2011. 
  11. ^ Thevarajah, Gayathiri (26 April 2012). "Karan Brar Makes Waves In The World Of Disney". Anokhi Magazine. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "How I Deal With Kids". Youtube. Retrieved 18 February 2014.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  13. ^ "32nd Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  14. ^ "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  15. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 

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