Biography - Karen David

Last Modified: 10th Oct, 2023
Karen David
Nick Name
KD, Shenu
Best Known For
Fear the Walking Dead (TV series)
Net Worth
$3.00M Under Review
$ Under Review
Social Media Presence
Personal Detail
Birth Name / Full Name
Karen Shenaz David N/A
Born on
April 15, 1979 (age 45)
Female N/A
Sexual Orientation
Marital Status
Married Date
May 30, 2013
Robert David
Robert David
Tracey David
Older sister
Tracey David
Older sister
Jenny David
Jenny David
Carl Ryden
Carl Ryden
Body Measurement
Hair Color
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Shoe Size
7.5 US N/A
Bicep Size
inch N/A
Chest Size
inch N/A
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8 US N/A
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Social Media Presence

Who is Karen David?

Karen David is an actress, singer, and songwriter by profession and Canadian, and British by nationality. She is well known for starring in the TV series Galavant as Maria Lucia Elizabetta, Fear the Walking Dead as Grace Mukherjee, Legacies as Emma, and the film The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior.

Karen David – Age, Parents, Siblings

Karen David was born on April 15, 1979, in Shillong, Meghalaya, India as Karen Shenaz David. Her mother Jenny David is Khasi-Indian and half Chinese descent while her father Robert David is of Indian-Jewish descent. Her parents raised her in Canada with her sibling, an older sister named Tracey David.

Tracey and Karen David (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

At the age of 17, Karen David moved to London where she attended the Guildford School of Acting. She also studied at Berklee College of Music.

Her ethnicity includes Indian, Jewish, Chinese, and Khasi.

Karen David – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

David married her longtime boyfriend Carl Ryden on May 30, 2013, after years of dating. She and her husband do not have any children yet. The couple seems to be very happy with their relationship and often feature each other on social media. There are no rumors of divorce surrounding the couple.

Karen David, Carl Ryden (Image: Instagram)

Karen David – Career

Early Days

Following graduation from drama school, David joined the original cast of the musical Mamma Mia. Her professional career began as a part of the ensemble and as an understudy of Ali and Lisa. She eventually had the opportunity to work with Indian film composer, record producer, singer, and songwriter A. R. Rahman.

Karen David went on to appear in Bollywood short TV videos Dancers: The Trailer (2002), The Paper Round (2002), etc.

Films, TV Series

David’s debut appearance in the West was in the 2003 musical Bollywood Queen followed by the portrayal of Scarlet in MTV's Top Buzzer from 2004 to 2005. This was followed by appearances in the TV series Waterloo Road (2010-2011), Pixelface (2011-2012), Castle (2013), Galavant (2015-2016), Once Upon a Time (2016-2017) as Princess Jasmine, Legacies (2018-2020), Fear the Walking Dead (2019-present) as Grace Mukherjee, etc.

Moreover, she has starred in the films Batman Begins (2005), The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior (2008), Red Lights (2012), Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), The Tiger Hunter (2016), among others.


On the set of Fear the Walking Dead, Karen David has worked alongside Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Jenna Elfman, Zoe Colletti, and Garret Dillahunt.

Karen David in Fear the Walking Dead (Image: News 24)


Karen David released her debut single It's Me (You're Talking To) in 2003 after signing with BMG Music. Collaborating with A. R. Rahman, they made the main theme song for the film Provoked in 2006. She eventually released her first EP The Live Sessions EP (2008) and Magic Carpet Ride (2009). Her debut studio album The Girl in the Pink Glasses was released in May 2010 while her third EP Dust to Stars was released in 2013.

Throughout her career as a singer and songwriter, she has worked with Stefan Skarbek and Martin Brammer.

Karen David – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Karen David is estimated to be around $3 million while the figure on her annual salary is under review.

Karen David – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Karen David is followed by thousands of followers. She often posts about her work and family life.

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