Amara Karan life and biography

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Amara Karan biography

Date of birth : 1984-01-01
Date of death : -
Birthplace : England
Nationality : English
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-07-07
Credited as : Actress, The Darjeeling Limited,

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Amara Karan, born Amara Karunakaran in 1984 is an English actress who made her film debut as the love interest in Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited. The film premiered at the 2007 Venice Film Festival. Her character was described in The Hollywood Reporter as 'the train's attractive Indian stewardess' while Time called her 'lovely' and Variety called her character the 'comely train stewardess Rita', stating that 'newcomer Karan makes a strong impression as the sexy "sweet lime" girl'.

Amara was born to Sri Lankan parents who had moved to England from Zambia to further her father's work opportunities. She went to the Wimbledon High School and, although she enjoyed drama, she regarded acting as a risky profession and studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University, graduating with a 2:1 degree.

She then spent two years working in the City of London dealing in mergers and acquisitions. Whilst at Oxford she had directed and appeared in plays and finally decided to go to drama school. Within a month of graduation she was auditioning for Wes Anderson's film 'The Darjeeling Limited'.

Karan's second film role was as Peaches in the new St Trinian's film which had a general release in the UK on December 21, 2007.
She made her stage debut in a 2008 RSC production of The Merchant of Venice.

Filmography:

Film
• 2002 - By Myself (short)
• 2007 - The Darjeeling Limited,
• 2007 - St Trinian's, as Peaches
• 2009 - Harmonica Swing (short)
• 2009 - King Jeff (2short)

Television
• The Bill
o Match Day Violence (2007)
• Poirot
o Cat Among the Pigeons (2008)

Radio
• The Making of a Marchioness (2007)

Theatre
• The Merchant of Venice (2008)
• The Taming of the Shrew (2008)

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