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John Abraham born December 17, 1972 is an Indian model turned actor. He is half Malayali and half Parsi. He is an actor in Bollywood films and lives in Mumbai city in Maharashtra state, India.



Early life

Abraham was born in Mumbai. His father is a Malayalee Saint Thomas Christian architect, born in Aluva, Kerala. His mother is Parsi. She was a basketball teacher in her younger years. His parents eloped but reconciled with their parents after his birth.

John's birth name is Farhan, but his family called him John, and he has used "John" ever since. He has one younger brother, Alan.

Abraham first went to the Bombay Scottish School and later to Jai Hind College, where he was the captain of the football team. He earned his MBA degree from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies.

He started his career with a media firm Called Time & Space Media Entertainment Promotions Ltd., which however closed down due to financial problems. Later he worked for Enterprises-Nexus as a media planner...

Career

In 1999, he, won the Gladrags Manhunt Contest and went to Singapore for Manhunt International, where he won a second place. He did Provogue ads and became India's best paid model. He has also been featured in advertising for PETA, the animal rights organization.

In 2003, Abraham made his Bollywood debut with the controversial and successful movie Jism. He has appeared in a number of successful movies since then which include Dhoom (2004), Garam Masala (2005) and Taxi Number 9211 (2006).

He is appearing in several up-coming films: Kabul Express, Dhoom 2, Baabul and Salaam E Ishq: A Tribute To Love.

Trivia
John used to live opposite the Gold Spot factory in Mumbai during his childhood.
He is the first model from Asia chosen by Levi's.
His voice was dubbed in his first film, Jism (Hindi film) (2003).
He is a vegetarian and a PETA ambassador.

Filmography

Exclusion 2007 Announced
Untitled Soham Shah Project 2007 Announced
Rockstar 2007 Post-production
Happy Birthday 2006 Announced
Salaam E Ishq: A Tribute To Love 2006 Filming
Baabul 2006 Rajat Filming
Kabul Express 2006 Post-production
Is Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 2006 Post-Production
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna 2006 DJ Special Appearance during song Where's the party tonight?
Taxi Number 9211 2006 Jai Mittal
Zinda 2006 Rohit Chopra
Shikhar 2005 Himself Special Appearance
Garam Masala 2005 Sam
Water 2005 Narayana
Viruddh... Family Comes First 2005 Amar Patwardhan
Kaal 2005 Krish Thapar
Karam 2005 John
Elaan 2005 Abhimanyu
Lakeer 2004 Saahil
Dhoom 2004 Kabir
Aetbaar 2004 Aryan Trivedi
Saaya 2004 Dr. Akash (Akki)
Paap 2003 Shiven
Madhoshi 2003 Aman
Jism 2003 Kabir Lal



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