Karan Ashley has had a career that has span over 20 years.. She was born in Odessa, Texas and raised in Dallas, Texas. She began her entertainment career as a child singer in the girl group KRUSH. They were signed to Perspective, A&M Records and had their first single, “Let’s Get Together” on the Mo Money soundtrack. They worked under the world famous Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis as their exclusive artists. She has an extensive background in dancing and was able to choreograph KRUSH’s dance routines alongside the world famous Tina Landon. With the group they earned a platinum record and had a hit dance song, Let’s Get Together (So Groovy Now) and worked with such artists as Janet Jackson, Johnny Gill, Karen White, Lo-Key and Mint Condition.
After 5 years in KRUSH, Karan decided to dive head first and begin an acting career. She did several national commercials for such companies as Southwest Airlines, TGI Fridays, Chevrolet and AT&T.
Her big break came when she went to an open call audition and beat out over 10 thousand hopefuls and landed the role of Aisha the Yellow Power Rangers on the #1 kids show in America, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. She was able to do over 80 episodes and star in the hit movie “Power Rangers the Movie” that was released by 20th Century Fox.
Not stopping there she has beat the pavement for years and has been on many different TV shows and films such as, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, The Steve Harvey Show, One on One, The Parkers, Kenan & Kel, Chat Room, The Opposite Sex, Taylor’s Wall, Wicked Weekend, Jazz Scene, The Encounter and many other projects. She has worked with many successful companies such as MTV, BET, ABC, Nickelodeon, Disney, The WB, 20th Century Fox, Asiatic Productions and formed the production company GAG Order films.
Although acting is her passion, while with GAG Order Films, she ventured into producing, writing and has starred in two feature films, Unto Thee and Devon’s Ghost. In both films she served as lead actress, writer and producer. Both films did well in film festivals and sold in over 17 countries in DVD sales. She worked as a producer for BET and did exclusive work with their BET on Jazz channel.
Last year she branched out on her own to form her very own production company and produced two television pilots. Her production company, KASH Pictures and Entertainment produced, created and wrote, A Day in the Life. A Day, paired Karan and Kel Mitchell as co-hosts to a reality based talk show. She also produced, created and wrote a show called Turning Point which she submitted to the OWN network and received over 14 thousand votes in one week.
Even though Karan Ashley has worn many hats she still has the desire to take her career to an all new level and studies with BANG Improv. She is first and foremost an actress and never wants to stop honing her craft. She also makes several personal appearances at conventions who host thousands who still want to meet their childhood hero from Power Rangers. She never forgets the original audience that supported her. With a hit show under her belt and a platinum album, she still considers herself a beginner in this business and is excited at the possibilities to come.