Karan Choudhary

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Karan Choudhary
Karan Choudhary headshot.JPG
Born
Karan Singh Choudhary

(1989-11-11) November 11, 1989 (age 32)
Faridabad, India[1]
NationalityIndian
CitizenshipIndian
OccupationActor, Filmmaker[2]
Years active2010 - present
OrganizationMember of SAG AFTRA
Known forFilms : The Timepiece, New York'd, Dedication
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
RelativesGeeta Choudhary (sister), Ravi Choudhary (brother)
Websitekaranchoudhary.com

Karan Choudhary (born on 11 November 1989) is an Indian actor, model, and filmmaker pursuing his career in New York.[3][4][5]He is best known for filmmaking and acting, his films have won and received several awards in the short film category. Choudhary is also a popular face in tv commercials and has appeared in The History Channel, Bud Light Beer, T-Mobile, Perrier Sparkling Water, Captain Morgan Rum, Canon Cameras, Budweiser Beer, NYU Langone Hospitals, Stella Artois Beer, Intercontinental Hotels and On Vocal Headphones.[6]

Choudhary has been credited for his indie projects including “Careful What You Wish For”, “Mommy Heist”, and “Callie & Izzy”. His story of becoming a filmmaker has been covered by several mainstream media outlets.[7] As of June 2020, Choudhary has appeared in over 15 shorts films, TV series and TV movies.[8]

In his early career, Choudhary has created a buzz by receiving several nominations for his work on the "global film" festival circuits.[9]

Early life and education

Karan Choudhary was born on 11 November 1989 in Faridabad, India. He completed his graduation from Delhi university in business and marketing in 2010.[10] While studying theatre, Choudhary worked as a model in Mumbai.[11]He moved to New York in 2013 after being accepted to the famous Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre.[12] There, he studied the Sanford Meisner technique of acting and graduated in 2015.[13]

Career

Choudhary is among the few models who have successfully transitioned to a career in acting.[14] Choudhary started his filmmaking career in 2017 through a short documentary film, Dedication.[15] The documentary received many accolades, nominations and awards in film festivals including best short documentary and best message.

In 2018, Choudhary made his second film, a short comedy, New York'd.[16] It was nominated in more than 25 international film festivals and won over six awards. In 2019, his third Short film Timepiece was nominated for Best Short Film, Best Dark Comedy, Best International Short Film and won Best LGBT Film, Best Writing at the International film festivals circuit.[17][18]

Filmography

Year Work Category Role
2021 Swiped Out[19] Short[20] Director, Writer, Actor[21]
2020 Main Justice TV Movie Acting
2019 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver TV Series Acting
2019 The Timepiece Short Acting, director, producer, writer[22]
2018 New York'd Short Acting, director, producer, writer[23]
2018 The Looming Tower TV Mini-Series Acting
2017 Dedication Short Director, producer, editor
2017 Yo Gotti: Lifestyle ft. Lunchmoney Lewis Video short Acting
2016 Callie & Izzy TV Series Acting
2016 Sully Film Acting
2016 Mommy Heist Short Acting
2016 Schmactor Short Acting, director, producer, writer
2016 Daredevil TV Series Acting
2016 Whistleblowers TV Movie Acting
2015 Careful What You Wish Video short Acting

Awards

Year Award Movie name Category Result Festival
2018 Best Screenplay New York'd Short Film Award Won 15 Minutes of Fame Film Festival
2018 Best Comedy New York'd Short Film Nominated Alternative Film Festival
2017 Best Documentary (Short Category) Dedication Festival Prize Nominated Alternative Film Festival
2018 Best International Film New York'd Best Short Film Nominated Birmingham Film Festival
2019 Best Short Film The Timepiece Golden Angel Award Nominated Chinese American Film Festival (C.A.F.F.)
2019 Best LGBT Film The Timepiece[24] Monthly Edition Award Won Crown Wood International Film Festival
2019 Best Dark Comedy The Timepiece Short Film Award Nominated Georgia Shorts Film Festival
2019 September The Timepiece Special Mention Won Global Shorts, Los Angeles
2018 Best Film New York'd Special Mention Won Global Shorts, Los Angeles
2019 Best LGBT Short The Timepiece December Award Won Indie Short Fest[25]
2018 Best Documentary Short Dedication International Competition Nominated Jaipur International Film Festival
2019 Best Short Film The Timepiece Short Film Award Won Moondance International Film Festival
2019 Best International Short Film The Timepiece Jury Prize Nominated Overcome Film Festival
2018 Best Film New York'd Jury Prize Nominated Overcome Film Festival
2019 Best Writing in a Narrative or Dramatic Short Film The Timepiece SOFIE Nominated The Short Film Awards
2019 Best Writing The Timepiece Top Indie Film Awards Won Top Indie Film Awards
2019 Best Actor The Timepiece Top Indie Film Awards Nominated Top Indie Film Awards
2019 Best Short The Timepiece Top Indie Film Awards Nominated Top Indie Film Awards
2018 Best Humor New York'd Top Indie Film Awards Won Top Indie Film Awards
2018 Best Actor New York'd Top Indie Film Awards Nominated Top Indie Film Awards
2018 Best Short New York'd Top Indie Film Awards Nominated Top Indie Film Awards
2017 Best Documentary Short Dedication Top Indie Film Awards Won Top Indie Film Awards
2017 Best Message Dedication Top Indie Film Awards Won Top Indie Film Awards

Personal life

Choudhary was born in the family of Om Prakash and Shrimati Choudhary. He is fluent in English, Hindi, and Spanish.

In the media

           

Gallery

References

  1. "Indian born Actor and Filmmaker Karan Choudhary's new short film "Swiped Out" is going into production this fall". Brand Education. 2020-08-27. Retrieved 2020-09-01.
  2. Team, Bitgog (2020-07-29). "It's fulfilling when you put your heart and soul into art, says Actor and Filmmaker Karan Choudhary". Bitgog. Retrieved 2020-09-01.
  3. "Filmmaker Karan Choudhary's latest short comedy "Swiped Out" is about to break tradition". ABOUT INSIDER. 2020-08-28. Retrieved 2020-09-01.
  4. "Karan Choudhary Produces, Directs, Writes and Stars in his new short film The Timepiece".
  5. "How This Actor/Filmmaker Came From India And Quickly Found Success In The Big Apple". TeenLurb. 2020-08-28. Retrieved 2020-09-01.
  6. Inc, Fanpop. "Movies Article: Filmmaker Karan Choudhary Sets-Off Cultural Differences in "The Timepiece"". www.fanpop.com. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  7. ShowBizzBuzz (2019-08-27). "ShowBizzBuzz: Karan Choudhary Creates and Stars in New Indie Short "The Timepiece"". Medium. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  8. Unplugged, Storytellers (2020-07-29). "Actor and Filmmaker Karan Choudhary from New York talks about his upcoming short comedy film Swiped Out". BetterAuds. Retrieved 2020-09-01.
  9. "How a Karan Choudhary got NewYork'd". Hindustan Times. 2018-06-09. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  10. "Male and female supermodels". www.explosivefashion.in. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  11. "Karan Choudhary". Home. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  12. Filmcourage (2018-05-15). "Acting Is A 24/7 Career, Not A 9-To-5 Job by Karan Choudhary of NEW YORK'D Movie". Film Courage. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  13. "Interview with Karan Choudhary". indieactivity. 2018-04-27. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  14. work, Creative Minds @ (2020-07-29). "A rendezvous with Actor and Filmmaker Karan Choudhary about his Success journey". Paxjones. Retrieved 2020-09-01.
  15. "Short Film Review - New York'd Is A Hilarious Play Out Of Every City Dweller's Life!". Indie Shorts Mag. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  16. "Feature: New York Filmmaker Karan Choudhary Chats With Us About His Short Film "New York'd"". Occhi Magazine. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  17. "Filmmaker Karan Choudhary's "The Timepiece" Supports LGBTQ+ Representation". Occhi Magazine. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  18. "Amazon Prime 2020 – The Timepiece". We are moving stories. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  19. "Actor & Filmmaker Karan Choudhary's latest short comedy "Swiped Out" is about to break tradition". Digital Weekday. 2020-08-19. Retrieved 2020-09-01.
  20. "Filmmaker and Actor Karan Choudhary's is coming up with his fourth short film "Swiped Out" in 2020". BLACKBIRD NEWS. 2020-08-25. Retrieved 2020-09-01.
  21. "New York based Actor & Filmmaker Karan Choudhary's is excited to talk about his upcoming short film "Swiped Out" and its release in 2020". WorldAuthors.Org. 2020-08-24. Retrieved 2020-09-01.
  22. "Interview: Karan Choudhary Talks Cultural Clash in America and His New Film THE TIMEPIECE". ScreenAnarchy. 2019-11-03. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  23. "New York'd". www.amazon.com. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  24. "Timepiece". www.amazon.com. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  25. "Short Film Review - New York'd Is A Hilarious Play Out Of Every City Dweller's Life!". Indie Shorts Mag. Retrieved 2020-07-02.

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