John Abraham was born on December 17th 1972, currently living in Mumbai, India. John Abraham is a former model who turned to become a Bollywood Actor.
Abraham's father is a Malayali Saint Thomas Christian architect, from Alwaye, Kerala while his mother Phiroza Irani is part of Bombay's Irani community. Irani are descended from Iranian Zoroastrians who migrated to Mumbai in the late 19th and early 20th century. John sometimes describes himself as part-Irani and sometimes as part-Iranian.
John Abhraham was originally named Farhan, but his father gave him the name John, and he has used that name ever since. His younger brother is named Alan Abhraham.
Abraham attended the Bombay Scottish School and later Jai Hind College. Abraham John was an avid sportsman, captaining the college football team. He later earned an MBA degree from MET. John Abraham is 6'1 tall.
John Abraham started his career with a media firm called Time & Space Media Entertainment Promotions Ltd. Later he worked as a media planner for Enterprises-Nexus.
In the year 1999, John Abraham won the Gladrags Manhunt Contest and went to Singapore for Manhunt International, where he won second place. Following this success, he appeared in few commercial advertisements.
In the year 2003, John Abraham made his Bollywood debut with the controversial movie Jism at the age of thirty. It was a huge success. Later, he appeared in a number of successful movies including Dhoom (2004), Kaal (2005) , Garam Masala (2005), Water (2005) and Taxi No 9211 (2006).
In the year 2005, John Abraham ignored all surrounding threats and agreed to play the lead role in the controversial film Water, which deals with the sad fate of Indian widows in traditional Indian society. The film was written and directed by independent film-maker Deepa Mehta. It had a rocky history; a first attempt to film it foundered, when sets in Varanasi were burned by an angry crowd. John signed for the director's second attempt to make the film, this time in Sri Lanka. The film has been popular overseas, exposing John to a much wider audience, and was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Film category.
His recently released films are: Baabul, Kabul Express, Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love,were critically acclaimed and were averagely received at the Box Office
Bollywood Movie Awards - Winner
- 2002: Bollywood Fashion Awards - Model of the Year Male
- 2003: Bollywood Movie Award - Best Male Debut -jism
Zee Cine Awards
- 2004: zee cine awards, actor in negative role for dhoom
International Indian Film Academy Awards
- 2004: IIFA, Best Villain for dhoom
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