Karan Brar is one of many that can contribute in a unique way of promoting a sense of cultural diversity in the entertainment industry. The U.S.-born Indian actor has been active since 2010, and his portfolio and reputation have only risen since then.
Karan began his career with the lead role in Twentieth Century Fox’s Wimpy Kid family “dramedy” film series. However, he is best known for his time as a Disney star in the series Jessie and the subsequent spin-off Bunk’d. Since those early years, however, he has tried to diversify his portfolio and take on roles for which he did not need to speak with an Indian accent. One of his post-Disney roles includes a supporting role in the sci-fi hit Pacific Rim from 2018: The Rebellion.
Karan Brar Bio, Age
The actor was born on January 18, 1999, in Redmond, Washington, as the son of his parents Jasbinder and Harinda Brar, both of Indian descent. Through his parents, he had an older sister, Sabreena. They both grew up in Bothell, Washington, where Karan attended Cedar Wood Elementary School and eventually took acting lessons.
Unlike many child stars, Karan Brar did not grow up with the desire to become an actor, although his father was one. In his early years, he tried his hand at various sports, but nothing stuck. Finally, on his father’s recommendation, he took some acting classes and soon found that he felt more at home on stage than he had ever done any sport. By the age of eight, he had hired an agent and began booking appearances for commercials.
His TV Shows and Commercials
The actor was just 11 years old when he played the role of Chirag Gupta, a shy Indian high school student, in Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010). The film developed into a trilogy, which forced him to repeat the role in two sequels: Diary of a Shy Child: Rodrick Rules (2011) and Diary of a Shy Child: Dog Days (2012). Since Brar was born in America, he has an American accent. So for these films, he had to work on perfecting his Indian dialect with the help of a dialect teacher.
His role as Ravi Ross was undoubtedly the greatest of his early career. While he played the role of Ravi, a ten-year-old adopted Indian immigrant boy, in some other Disney projects, it was his performance in Disney’s Jessie that really put him in the spotlight. He was accompanied on the show by other Disney stars such as Debby Ryan, Skai Jackson, and Cameron Boyce.
A much older Karan also resumed the role in 58 episodes of the Jessie spinoff Bunk’d from 2015 to 2018.
While the actor is happy to be the first Indian at Disney to achieve regular series status, he knows that as an actor he must be versatile and not stereotype himself into a particular kind of role.
In an effort to diversify, Karan Brar has also taken on other roles not related to India. In 2013 he sang four episodes of Disney Junior’s Sofia the First in the role of Prince Zandar. The following year he also sang the character of Mason in an episode of Mr. Peabody & Sherman. In 2016 he appeared as Omed, a drug dealer from Afghanistan, in an episode of NBC’s The Night Shift. A year earlier he also appeared as George in the Disney adventure comedy The Invisible Sister.
More recently, the actor was cast as a young, newly recruited cadet named Suresh in Universal Pictures’ Pacific Rim; Uprising (2018). He has continued to receive roles that have allowed him to break out of the Disney template and build a career that reflects all his strengths as an actor.
Karan Brar Net Worth
The actor has starred in a number of highly successful films that have made a lot of money, most notably The Pacific Rim: Rebellion, which doubled his box office budget. The actor is still relatively at the beginning of his career, and many online sources have already estimated his net worth at around $1.2 million.
Karan Brar does not stand very high. In fact, one would not even call him an average height. The actor stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) and holds a healthy weight of about 123.4 lbs (56 kg).