John Abraham is one of the most handsome and recognizable actors in Bollywood. Tall, with a well-built bulky physique, John Abraham is clearly one of the fittest actors in the Indian film industry.
Although John Abraham started off as an executive with a PR firm in Mumbai, he soon entered modeling and was quite popular. John Abraham’s life changed when he won the Gladrags Manhunt Contest and stood second in the Manhunt International event. After having appeared in numerous advertisements and music videos he joined Enterprise-Nexus brand as a media planner. It was during this time that he joined the Kishore Namit acting lab to sharpen his acting skills.
Although his debut movie was average at the box-office, his next, the first in the ‘Dhoom’ action-thriller series as the main protagonist made critics and fans recognize him as a talented actor too.
About John Abraham
|Real Name||Farhan Irani|
|Nickname ||John or Johny|
|Date of Birth||17th December 1972|
|Age (as in July 2018)||46 years|
|Place of Birth||Kochi (Kerala)|
|Education||MBA from Mumbai Educational Trust|
|Height||6 ft |
(183 cm) approximately
Family & Relationships
(USD 1.5 Million)
|Famous for||Jism, Paap (2003), Dhoom, Lakeer (2004), Karam, Water, Garam Masala (2005), Zinda, Taxi No. 9211, Kabul Express (2006), No Smoking (2007), Dostana (2008), New York (2009), Force, Desi Boyz (2011), Housefull 2 (2012), Race 2, Shootout At Wadala, Madras Cafe (2013), Welcome Back (2015), Rocky Handsome, Force 2 (2016) & Satyamev Jayate (2018)|
|First Movie||Jism (2003)|
|Net Worth||INR 168,00,00,000|
(USD 24 Million)
Likes & Dislikes
|Favorite Food||Parsi, Malayali and Thai cuisine|
|Favorite Actresses||Hema Malini & Rani Mukherjee|
|Hobbies||Working out and riding bikes|
John Abraham is definitely one of the best-looking men in the entire Indian film industry. With a background in modeling which enabled him to eventually become an actor, John Abraham is one of the most desired men in India today.
John Abraham’s age is 46 years, as he was born on 17th of December, 1972, in Kochi, Kerala. John Abraham was born to a Malayali Christian father, architect Abraham John, and philanthropist, Firoza Irani, a Zoroastrian. John Abraham is the eldest amongst three siblings. John Abraham’s younger brother is Alan Abraham, an architect while John Abraham’s younger sister is Suzie Mathew.
Being such a handsome man, John Abraham has had relationships with two other women before his marriage. John Abraham’s girlfriends included actresses Riya Sen and Bipasha Basu, who was in a relationship with John Abraham for around 8 years, before the couple broke up. Today, John Abraham’s wife is Priya Runchal, a banker by profession.
John Abraham’s height is exact 6 ft (183 cm) while John Abraham’s weight is around 95 kg (209 lbs). Being naturally broad-shouldered, John Abraham is also considered to have one of the top best physiques in the entire Indian film industry. In his spare time, John Abraham’s hobbies include working out at the gym or riding one of his numerous motorcycles around town.
Apart from being an actor, John Abraham is also a huge philanthropist and is connected to varied NGOs, including PETA and Habitat For Humanity.
After completing his MBA from the Mumbai Educational Trust college, John Abraham initially joined as an executive with Time and Space Media Entertainment Promotions Limited, and later worked as a media planner for the popular PR brand, Enterprises-Nexus.
After entering and winning the Gladrags Manhunt Contest in India, John Abraham went on to win the second place in the Manhunt International event, held in the Philippines. This enabled him to get modeling contracts from all over the world, including New York, London and Hong Kong. After appearing in music videos and numerous TV advertisements John Abraham joined the acting lab organized by Kishore Namit Kapoor.
John Abraham made his debut with ‘Jism’ (2003) which was only an average hit at the box office. However, John Abraham’s stardom rose remarkably when he appeared as the main villain in the first ‘Dhoom’ movie, in 2004.
John Abraham is also an accomplished film producer, with his first production, ‘Vicky Donor’, starring newcomer Auyshman Khurana, was a major hit at the box office. His second production was ‘Madras Cafe’ where he played the lead role as well, and the movie recieved rave reviews from critics.
For his impressive acting skills and amazing looks, John Abraham has won numerous awards and accolades. The list of awards won by John Abraham begin when he won the IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Male and the Bollywood Movie Award for Best Male Debut for his first movie, ‘Jism’ (2004).
Next, John Abraham won the Stardust Awards’ Stardust Superstar of Tomorrow – Male award for his second movie, ‘Paap’ (2005), as well as winning the IIFA Best Villain Award and the Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for his superhit, ‘Dhoom’ (2005).
Later, John Abraham shared the Star Screen Award Jodi No. 1 award with Abhsihek Bachchan, for his role in the comedy movie, ‘Dostana’ (2008). Next, John Abraham won the Asiavision Awards’ Icon of the Year award for his movie ‘Madras Cafe’ (2013).
John Abraham also won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment as a film producer, for his production, ‘Vicky Donor’ (2013).
Interesting Facts About John Abraham
- Although John Abraham was a smoker earlier, he has now quit the habit and he does not drink alcohol as well.
- John Abraham loves gadgets and has even contributed to designing a mobile game ‘Velocity’ which was programmed and sold by Small Devices.
- John Abraham is a natural athlete and won numerous sprint races for his school.
- John Abraham initially wanted to become an architect like his father, but his destiny took him to modeling and later brought him into acting.
- John Abraham is renowned for his love of motorcycles and owns a Yamaha VMax, a Yamaha R1 and a Suzuki Hayabusa.
- John Abraham credits his streak of being fit to being inspired by Sylvester Stallone’s physique in the Rocky IV movie, at the age of 22 years.
- Besides being a successful actor, model and film producer John Abraham is also a successful entrepreneur, and owns the JA Fitness brand along with the JA clothing brand and his film production house, JA Entertainment.
- Although John Abraham is a confessed non-vegetarian, he does eat fish and egg-white.
- Being an ardent football lover, John Abraham is also the owner of the Indian Super Leagure (ISL) team, North-East United Football Club.