Born in April 1980 at Tendo-dag, Ballogram Village of District Swat, Karan passed his matric examination form his village school and completed his graduation from University of Malakand and did his Masters in Pashto Literature. Though currently entertaining his fans with his melodious voice, Karan is still in the learning process as he has undertaken his Ph.D. on the Pashto Literature at the Department of Pashto, University of Peshawar.
From the very beginning, Karan had developed a flavour for music. He had a natural flair for singing as he would used to take part in Singing, Naat and Qirat competitions during his school time. He used to play different musical instruments stealthily at that time as it was difficult for him to play these instruments openly due to the religious commitments of his family.
At university level, when Karan was away from his family’s customs, norms and values, he started giving full intention to this art. As a first step he started attending music lessons from A.R Anwar Ustad (Sargam Guide Musical Academy), & Sher Jan Ustad in Swat and learnt playing different musical instruments like Guitar, Rabab, Sitar and Harmonium etc. But the break through occurred in his life when Karan came to Peshawar for his master's degree and joined PACT Radio where he got acquaintance with Mohammad Israr Atal, a young and promising poet of the modern days. At PACT Radio, Atal provided Karan a plate-form to nurture his singing career as he had a chance to meet the other well known singers and musicians.