Amara Karan is an English actress. Amara Karan was born to Sri Lankan Tamil parents who had emigrated to England from Zambia. She was born and brought up in Wimbledon and attended Wimbledon High School.
Amara Karan went on to study at St Catherine`s College, Oxford University and while there began acting in amateur plays including Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World at the Burton Taylor Theatre for which she received rave reviews.
During her time at Oxford, Amara Karan wrote, directed, produced, and acted in a short film, By Myself, which came in second place in the 2002 Shoestring Shorts Competition. She began her career as an investment banker, at Hawkpoint and CIBC World Markets.