Name: John Abraham
Birthday: 17th December 1972
Known For: John Abraham is one of the most educated actors in the film industry. He completed his graduation in Economics from Jai Hind College, University of Mumbai and did MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies.
Debut Film: Jism
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Priya Runchal
Relationships: Riya Sen, Bipasha Basu
Awards: IIFA Award for Best Villain, IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year, Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role
John Abraham Biography
John Abraham was shot to fame through his role in Dhoom. Since then has captured the hearts of the audience through his cool boy image on the screen. Abraham was born into a family with mixed religious and ethnic heritage. His father is a Malayali Christian, while his mother is a Parsi. The actor’s Zoroastrian name is Farhan, but he was baptised with the name John.
John started his career by entering the world of modelling. He first appeared in the music video of the song ‘Surma’ by the Punjabi singer Jazzy B. After that, he joined the media firm Time & Space Media Entertainment Promotions Ltd. However, the company closed down because of a financial crisis. Later he worked as a media planner at Enterprises-Nexus.
In 1999, Abraham won the Gladrags Manhunt Contest and went to the Philippines for Manhunt International, where he won second place. He continued modelling in Hong Kong, London and New York City. He also appeared in several commercials and other music videos for singers, including Pankaj Udhas, Hans Raj Hans and Babul Supriyo.
Later, he also joined Kishore Namit Kapoor acting institute to work on his acting skills. He completed the acting course while juggling modelling assignments. He was also considered one of the top models of India.
John made his acting career in 2003 in the film Jism. The film was a hit and met with mixed to positive reviews. Even Abraham’s acting was appreciated by some critics. In the same year, he appeared in Anurag Basu’s Saaya alongside Tara Sharma and Mahima Chaudhry. The film received negative reviews and underperformed at the box office.
In 2003, John Abraham appeared in Pooja Bhatt’s Paap alongside Udita Goswami. The film underperformed at the box office and received mixed reviews. That same year, Abraham appeared in Ahmed Khan’s Lakeer-Forbidden Lines, which co-starred Nauheed Cyrusi, Sunny Deal, Sunil Shetty and Sohail Khan. The film was a box office flop.
In 2004, John played a role in Dhoom alongside Abhishek Bachchan, Esha Deol, Rimi Sen and Uday Chopra. The film was the third highest-grossing of that year and gained his first Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role nomination. In 2005, he starred in Elaan and Karam, which failed at the box office. He then played a role in Kaal and Garam Masala, which did well at the box office.
He also starred in Deepa Mehta’s Water which became popular internationally and was nominated for the 2006 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film. In 2006, he also performed at the Rockstars Concerts along with Salman Khan, Zayed Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Esha Deol, Shahid Kapoor and Mallika Sherawat.
In the same year, John Abraham starred in Zinda and Taxi No. 9211, Baabul and Kabul Express. Taxi No. 9211 and Kabul Express did well and were successful amongst critics as well. In 2007, he starred in Nikhil Advani’s Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love. The movie failed to do well at the box office. He later appeared in No Smoking and Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal.
In 2008, John starred in Dostana, alongside Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra. The film did well and was successful at the box office. In 2009, he appeared in Yash Raj Films’ New York. The film became critically acclaimed and did well. A year later, he was seen in Aashayein and Jhoota Hi Sahi, and both of these films flopped. In 2012, he produced the film Vicky Donor, debuting Ayushmann Khurrana and starring Yami Gautam.
Later, John appeared in Force, Desi Boyz, Housefull 2. In 2013, he did Race 2, which did well at the box office. His next film, I, Me Aur Main, was unsuccessful. After that, he did Shootout at Wadala, which gained positive reviews and emerged as a box office hit. Later he performed in Madras Cafe, which he also produced. The film garnered critical acclaim and became successful.
John’s next film was Welcome Back which was successful at the box office. In 2016, he appeared in Rocky Handsome, which was an average grosser at the box office. His next film of that year was Dishoom which received negative reviews but was commercially successful.
His next release was Force which became the highest opening film for Abraham and received mixed to positive reviews. His performance received praises from the audience and critics. In 2018, he appeared in Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran alongside Diana Penty and Boman Irani.
After that, John did Satyameva Jayate with Manoj Bajpayee and Neha Sharma’ younger sister Aisha Sharma. In 2019 he starred in Romeo Akbar Walter and Batla House. John Abraham next starred in Mumbai Saga, Attack and Satyameva Jayate 2, which were supposed to release in 2020 but got postponed due to COVID-19. He then produced Sardar & Grandson for Netflix.
Controversy:While appearing on the singing reality TV show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, John Abraham got up on the stage and kissed the contestant Sugandha Mishra after her performance. Her family disliked the act and showed hate towards the actor. Later John Abraham came back to the show and apologized for his actions.
Latest News: John Abraham was photographed flaunting his abs for Dabboo Ratnani’s Calendar Photoshoot.
Latest Movies: Attack
Latest Series: None
Upcoming Movies: Ek Villain 2, Pathan