Karanvir Bohra was born on August 28, 1982, in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. He is the son of filmmaker Mahendra Bohra and Madhu Bohra, and grandson of actor-producer Ramkumar Bohra. Producer Sunil Bohra is his first cousin. He also has two sisters, Meenakshi and Shivangi.
In 2007, Bohra changed his name from Manoj to Karanvir.