You asked your questions, and Karan Brar (who is now 16 years old!) sent his answers. Read on to find out what it’s like to play Ravi on Jessie, and what his life is like outside of acting. Maybe he chose YOUR question to answer!
How did you get your acting career started?
Karan: At first, I wanted to be good at sports but that didn’t work out so well, and then my dad told me that he did theater in college and was wondering if I wanted to do it. I was willing to give it a shot, and to my surprise, I enjoyed it!
What was your first audition like?
Karan: My first audition was for a commercial, and it was really nerve-racking. It was super simple, but I wasn’t sure if I was doing anything wrong! In the end everything was ok, and after a few auditions, it came naturally to me!
Do you have any tips for people who want to go into acting?
Karan: I think people who want to be actors should know that there are going to be ups and downs, but to never give up. Your moment will come!
How did you get the role of Ravi on Jessie?
Karan: I auditioned for Jessie and then they kept calling me back to L.A. for more auditions! And after a few trips to L.A. and a few auditions, they ended up casting me!
Are you like your character in any way?
Karan: I like that Ravi isn’t afraid to be himself around others; we are similar in that way.
What is your favorite thing about being on the Jessie show?
Karan: My favorite part about being on Jessie is that we are all really close, so when we go to set, it doesn’t feel like work at all!
Is Mr. Kipling a real lizard or is it computed generated? If it is real, what is it like having a giant lizard on set?
Karan: Mr. Kipling is in fact real! Having a giant lizard on set is crazy. It’s so cool!
What do you, Skai, Cameron, Peyton, and Debby do in free time on the set? Do you do a lot of pranks?
Karan: We pull tons of pranks on each other all the time, and during our free time we just hang out and mess around!
What are your castmates like?
Karan: All of my cast mates are amazing! Here is how I would describe them each in one word: Debby (who plays Jessie)=fantastic
Peyton (who plays Emma)=amazing
Skai (who plays Zuri)=awesome
Cam (who plays Luke)=rad
Kevin (who plays Bertram)=spectacular
Who are you closest to on Jessie, and how has your relationship gotten stronger?
Karan: Cameron and I are very close; we are just like brothers! And the whole cast’s relationship has grown so much since we started Jessie!
How is it watching the cast (including yourself) grow and maturing in acting and also in life?
Karan: It’s really cool, because every day we learn new things!
How has being on the show Jessie changed your life?
Karan: It’s changed my life because I have learned so much and I’ve made so many new friends!
What’s your favorite episode of Jessie?
Karan: My favorite episode is “Used Karma” since it was one of the first episodes we ever shot!
What’s your favorite TV show besides Jessie?
Karan: I love all kinds of shows, but my favorite is Gravity Falls (rated TV-Y) because it makes me laugh all the time!
What’s your favorite cartoon ever?
Karan: My favorite cartoon is Lilo and Stitch (rated G). I used to watch it all the time!
What’s your favorite food?
Karan: My favorite food is pizza!
What is your favorite day of the week?
Karan: Friday, of course!
How many countries have you visited? If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Karan: I’ve visited a few countries like India, Australia, and New Zealand! I would go to Hawaii if I could go anywhere, because I’ve always wanted to go!
How do you do your schoolwork? Do you like school? What is your favorite subject?
Karan: I do all my schoolwork on set with my set teacher; I love school. My favorite subject is Algebra!
Do you like reading? What is your favorite book?
Karan: I love to read, and my favorite book is the first Harry Potter book!
What is your favorite movie?
Karan: Finding Nemo (rated G) is my favorite movie!
Do you have any pets?
Karan: Yes I do! I have a dog named Levi!
Who is your best friend?
Karan: I have a few best friends back in Seattle, Washington, but my best friend in L.A. is Cameron!
Is it hard being a “super star” especially going out in public?
Karan: It’s not that hard going out in public. I actually enjoy going out in public because I get to meet fans!
Do you have a celebrity crush?
Karan: Haha! I’m not sure, but maybe Selena Gomez.
If you could trade places with anyone, who would it be?
Karan: I would trade places with William Shakespeare because it would be amazing to see how acting was back then!
If you were not an actor, what would you want to be?
Karan: I love to act so I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t act!
If you had 3 wishes, what would you wish for?
Karan: 1. I know this sounds cheesy but I wish I could end cancer. 2. I also want to end bullying so every person can be proud for who they are. 3. I’ve always wanted to travel around the world!
What is one thing you wish everyone would do to make the world a better place?
Karan: I don’t think anyone should judge others for how they look. If we didn’t do that, everyone would be able to be comfortable with who they are!
Oh, he is so much sweeter and cuter in person that I ever even imagined! Don’t you just love him?? Thank you so much, Karan, for answering our questions!
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