John Abraham Biography

Bollywood star John Abraham is the icon of teenagers for his physique and macho looks. He was born in Mumbai on 17th December 1972. His father is a Christian from Kerala and mother an Indian Parsee. He grew up in Mumbai and studied at Bombay Scottish School and college. He was a good athlete and participated in the 100 and 200 meters runs. He passed his B.A. (Hons) in Economics and also learned Taekwondo, under the guidance of master Javed Khan. After completing his graduation he passed MMS: Masters in Management Studies from Mumbai Educational Trust (MET) in 1998.

John Abraham was a media planner at an ad agency Enterprise-Nexus in Mumbai. He started his modeling career by substituting for a model who didn't turn up for a shoot and was requested by his boss to complete the campaign. One of the turning points in his career was his participation in the Glad Rags Manhunt in March 1999. He qualified for the finals and went to Philippines and was declared as the first runner up.

After this there was no looking back, he was flooded with modeling assignments. He was signed by Carrie Models in Singapore and did many assignments in Hong Kong, London and New York. He even performed in music videos of Jhanjhar and Chupke Chupke by Pankaj Udhas. His first TV Commercial in India was for Cinthol. He did an ad campaign for Levis and became the first Asian model for the brand. He was soon counted among the top models in the country.

John Abraham's first debut film in Bollywood was Jism in 2003. This sensational film made him very popular for his passionate and emotional role. He has acted in a number of successful movies as Dhoom (2004), Garam Masala (2005) and Taxi no 9211(2006). His role of Kabir in Dhoom (2004) was widely acclaimed and it was a smashing hit of the year. He even won the Zee Cine Awards for his performance in the film as a villain.

In 2005, he performed in Viruddh which was very different from his previous movies and shared the screen with great actors as Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt. His next movie, Water was nominated at the Academy Awards for the Best Foreign Language Film. Few of his recently released movies are Baabul, Kabul Express, Salaam-e -Ishq, No Smoking, Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, Dostana, Jhootha Hi Sahi, 7 Khoon Maaf, Force, Desi Boyz, Housefull 2, etc.

John Abraham is associated with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Cause (PETA) and has shot an ad to make people aware of the cruelty against birds while caging and capturing them.

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Facts about John Abraham

Names John Abraham
Full Name Farhan Abraham
Nick Name  
Date of Birth 17 December 1972 (age�42)
Birth Place Kochi, Kerala, India
Zodiac sign Sagittarius
Height 6'�(1.83�m)
Nationality Indian
Profession Actor, film producer, model
Father's Name Abraham John
Mother's name Firoza Irani
Marital status Priya Runchal
Residence Address  
Debut Film Is Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon
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