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John Abraham

John Abraham is an Indian Bollywood actor who is an inspiration to all those aspiring male models. John Abraham proved that a young aspiring model can make really big in the show biz industry. Starting out his career as a model, John Abraham is now one among the most valued performers in the Indian Bollywood cinema.

Whether it is his obsession for bikes or his films or his sculpted body, everything that this actor does is a big news in Bollywood town. John Abraham is very much actively involved with social helping communities like PETA and Habitat for Humanity. His efforts to protect the greenery and wildlife earned him an Eco-Warrior award from the Vice President of India. His father was a Christian from Aluva, Kerala, India and his mother is from Iran.

Date Of Birth : 17th December, 1972
Place Of Birth: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Being a Catholic, his father suffixed the name Abraham to his dear son John as a mark of respect to the first patriarch and progenitor of the Hebrew people as in the Bible. This name surely did give him a noted stand on the highly competitive field of modeling when he entered modeling. His highly revolutionary and provocative looks, macho six pack body, baby dimple smiles and of course his nice character made him the highest paid supermodel in India.

  • His debut was seriously the most sexy debut. He made his debut with the film Jism opposite sexy dusk beauty Bipasha Basu.

  • This film was one of the erotic steamy movie. He accepted his role and portrayed the character very well in the film.

  • But still the film failed to do well at the box office. But it did help John to get recognition.


He has managed to bag a lot of awards for different categories. The list of awards are:

Award function of the International Indian Film Academy:

In the year 2012 he was nominated for a Special Award (Star Plus Hottest Pair)

In the year 2006 he was nominated for Popular Award (Best Actor in a Supporting Role)

Filmfare Awards:

In the year 2007 he was nominated for the Filmfare Award-Best Actor in a Negative Role

He was also nominated for the Filmfare Award-Best Actor in a Supporting Role

In the year 2005 he was nominated for the Filmfare Award-Best Actor in a Villainous Role

Screen Weekly Awards:

In the year 2004 he was nominated for the Screen Most Promising Newcomer - Male

Zee Cine Awards:

In the year 2005 he Won the Popular Award-Best Performance in a Villainous Role

  • He is reportedly being paid a sum of rupees 3-4 crores for a film and and 0.5-1 crore for endorsements.

  • With a cute baby dimpled smile and a six pack sculpted torso, John Abraham grabbed the Gladrags Manhunt Contest, Bollywood's bombshell Bipasha Basu and a small number of good movies in a decade of staying in the spotlight. John Abraham was born in the vibrant city of Mumbai to a Malayali dad and a Parsi mom. He also has a younger brother named Alan.

  • John did his schooling at the Bombay Scottish School. He graduated with a degree of B.A in Economics from the Jai Hind College. He started his entertainment career in the media by working with famous Time and Space Media Entertainment Promotions Ltd and later he worked with Enterprises Nexus. In the year 1999, he won the Gladrags Manhunt Contest of the year and went to Philippines to contest Manhunt International and there he won the second place.

  • Soon, he also started appearing in a lot of commercial advertisements of popular products. To get better at his acting skills, John Abraham joined the Kishore Namit Kapoor's acting school in Mumbai city and completed an acting course even as he was juggling modelling assignments on the side. John Abraham's film debut was with the steamy and sexy film Jism in which he acted opposite Bipasha Basu. John Abraham's next movie was Saaya with actress Tara Sharma.

  • The film received fair reviews and helped John to earn recognition. In the year 2004, his fans got the fullest of the sexy handsome actor in movies like Aetbaar, Paap and finally in the film Dhoom in which John played the cool hunky villain with a racing bike. Incidentally, bikes are John Abraham's off screen passion too in reality. In the year 2005, John Abraham acted in the supernatural thriller film Kaal and in the comedy film Garam Masala.

  • Both of these films did an awesome business at the box-office. Later in the same year, he played a most important role in the most critically acclaimed film Water in which he portrayed the disastrous fate of Hindu widows during the 1930's. In the year 2006, John was seen in the films like Zinda, Taxi No 9211, Baabul and Kabul Express.

  • Among these films Taxi No 9211 and Kabul Express were very much successful. Salaam-e-Ishq was John Abraham's first movie release in the year 2007 but it failed to do that well at the box office of Indian cinema. His last two movie releases of the same year also included the art house thriller film No Smoking and the sports themed film Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal.

  • In the year 2008, John Abraham starred alongside Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra in the film Dostana which was gay-themed and it was his only release of that year. His first movie release of the year 2009 was the film New York in which he acted along with Katrina Kaif and Neil Nitin Mukesh. In the year 2010, he acted in two films Aashayein and Jhootha hi Sahi, both of these failed to do good business at the box office.

  • John Abraham's first movie release of the year 2011 is 7 Khoon Maaf in which he acted as one among the 7 husbands of Priyanka Chopra. Then he lined it up with Desi Boyz and Force. Both of these films did an awesome business at the Indian Bollywood box office and brought stardom to John Abraham.

  • John Abraham was dating sexy actress Bipasha Basu since 2002. The couple was often cited as a supercouple of Indian Bollywood cinema. But the pair ultimately broke up due to unknown reasons. John has his own fashion line of his brand (JA) clothes that primarily features his favorite articles of clothing and jeans. John Abraham also acquainted himself deeply in the social causes and urges and motivates youngsters also to join hands with him in this humanitarian effort. In January of the year 2009, John took his charitable activities to a whole new level and also led a group of Indian celebrities in the Mumbai Marathon, an event which was planned to benefit the United Way. He was also linked with other co-stars like Priya and Genelia.