Karan Ashely was a member of the short-lived girl group K.R.U.S.H., who contributed a song to the soundtrack of Mo’ Money. She was known as Ashley Jackson at this time.
In a career spanning more than 20 years, Karan Ashley has worked as an actress, singer, radio show host, reality star, writer, and TV and film producer.
Her big break came when she won the role of Aisha, the Yellow Power Ranger, on the number one kids show in America, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers.
Karan was able to do over 80 episodes and also starred in the hit film Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie.
Ashley has made guest appearances in TV shows such as Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, Kenan & Kel, and The Parkers, Taylor’s Wall. She executive produced the independent film Devon’s Ghost, alongside fellow Power Rangers alumnus Johnny Yong Bosch and director Koichi Sakamoto for Gag Order Films, Inc. While she also co-wrote Devon’s Ghost, her first screenplay credit came with the film Unto Thee in 1999.
In 2016, she starred in the webseries Class Dismissed, alongside fellow “Power Rangers” alumni Nakia Burrise.
In 2017, she announced that she would be starring in and producing the short film The Order and had cast many Power Rangers alumni.
In 2023, Karan reprised her role as Aisha in Netflix’s original film Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always.