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Overview (3)

Born in Kochi, Kerala, India
Birth NameFarhan Abraham
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born and brought up in Mumbai, India, John Abraham is one of the most successful male models in India. John grew up in a middle class family. His father Abraham John is a Syrian Christian (Nasrani or Saint Thomas Christian) from Aluva, Kerala, India and his mother Firoza Irani is a Zoroastrian Parsi from India's Parsi community. His father is an architect and his mother is a homemaker and charity worker. He has a younger brother named Alan Abraham. John's Parsi name given to him by his mother's family is Farhan. Being a Syrian Christian from Kerala, his father gave him John, a biblical name, as his first name and Abraham as his last name from the Nasrani naming system by receiving the father's first name as a last name. A Syrian Christian person from Kerala receives their surname from their paternal grandfather, father, or family house.

John studied at Bombay Scottish School, Mahim in Mumbai. He got his bachelor's degree in honors economics from Jai Hind College and got his MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. John also received an MMS from Mumbai Educational Trust (MET). He was the captain of his football team at Jai Hind College. He also ran track at Bombay Scottish School, where he was a champion in the 100 and 200 meter dashes. John trained in Tae Kwon Do under master Javed Khan.

After college, he worked in media at Time & Space Media Entertainment Promotions Ltd and Enterprise Nexus. His big break came when he entered the Gladrags Manhunt competition in March of 1999. He almost missed the deadline, but luckily, he was allowed in. John won Gladrags Manhunt and went on to compete for Gladrags Manhunt International in the Philippines, where he finished first runner-up. After that, he began working on many modeling assignments. He got signed by Cary Models in Singapore and did a fair amount of work there, and later in Hong Kong, London, and New York.

With a name like John Abraham, it gave him a noted stand when he entered the modeling field. His revolutionary looks, macho body, baby smiles, and nice character made him the highest-paid supermodel in India. Being a hot star in the modeling world, he made his film debut in 2003. Not like usual Bollywood heroes who debut in male-oriented action features, he accepted the erotic and emotional Jism (2003). Unfortunately the film did not do well, but his work was noticed widely. Later the same year came the paranormal Saaya (2003) and romantic Paap (2003), neither of which did well at the box office.

His first blockbuster smash hit came in the year 2004 when he played the antihero Kabir in Dhoom (2004).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: The Old Fox {by_oldfox@yahoo.com}

Spouse (1)

Priya Runchul (1 January 2014 - present)

Trivia (18)

Indian supermodel
His voice was dubbed by another actor in his first film Jism (2003).
Is half Malayali and half Parsi: Father is a Christian from Kerala, mother belongs to India's Parsi community.
Was approached by Rajiv Rai for Naseeruddin Shah's role in Asambhav (2004). After he refused the role, Rajiv Rai decided to make the character older and approached Nasseruddin.
Before he went to modeling he was working as a media planner for an ad agency.
Turned down the role of Rohan in Nazar (2005).
Was in a relationship with Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu from 2002-2011. They were often referred to as a super couple in the Indian media.
His favorite actress is Rani Mukerji.
Debut film was to be " Is Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon" opposite Akanksha Malhotra, directed by Rahul Rawail. The film was shelved after 75% completion.
Starred in Cinevista' s shelved film co starring Raveena Tandon and Akanksha Malhotra. Was to be directed by Puneet Issar. This was in 2002.
Viraj Adhav was the dubbing artiste who dubbed for John Abraham in his first few films.
Starred in Andalib Sultanpuri's shelved film , co starring Bipasha BasI and Dino Morea. This was in 2004.
Starred in Mahendra Dhariwal's shelved film " Mera Bharat Mahaan" . Not to be confused with the film " Heroes" that had the same title. Co starring Sunil Shetty, Sohail Khan. Directed by Puneet Sihra. This was in 2003.
Starred in Time Magnetics shelved film directed by Anurag Basu. This was in 2004.
The Legacy of Luna is a book written by Julia Butterfly Hill about her experiences while protecting a tree named Luna. It is based on a true story, written like a diary of two years spent in an ancient redwood. John Abraham was to do the film adaptation with Deepa Mehta co starring Rachel Weisz.The film was eventually shelved . This was in 2004.
Was in kindergarten with Uday Chopra.
Was engaged to Raveena Tandon in 2002.
Starred in Ramesh Sippy shelved film directed by Sriram Raghavan it was a love story titled Happy Birthday opposite Aishwarya Rai. This was in 2007.

Personal Quotes (4)

"I was slightly disheartened when three of my films didn't work at the box-office.But the silver lining is that people did appreciate my work in those films. Had my performance gone unnoticed, I would've been in big trouble then".
I don't have a problem being labeled a sex symbol though I personally don't feel very sexy about myself. There's no harm in my creating a niche for myself in a certain bracket.
My greatest strength as an actor is that I follow my director's brief completely. The film is always the director's visual baby.
I have no inhibitions when it comes to showing off my physique, but appearing nude on screen is out of the question. I don't need to resort to it and definitely not at this stage of my career.

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