Bollywood - Actor
Birth Date: 17, December 1972
Birth Place: Mumbai
John Abraham is an Indian actor born on 17 December 1972 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. John was born to a Malayali father and Parsi mother. His father is an architect. He has a younger brother, Alan.
He had studied at Bombay Scottish School, Mahim, Mumbai and graduated with economics. He then completed his MBA from Mumbai Educational Trust. John was dating actress Bipasha Basu from 2002.
Before he started his acting career, he was a model. He first started his modelling career with a Punjabi music video “Surma”. Then he joined the media firm Time & Space Media Entertainment Promotions Ltd. It was closed due to some financial problems. Then he worked for Enterprises-Nexus as a media planner.
In the year 1999, he won the Gladrags Manhunt Contest and went to Philippines for Manhunt International. He won the second place. Then he was signed by Carrie Models in Singapore and did some modelling. Later he modelled in Hong Kong, London and New York City. He did some commercial ads and some music videos. He joined the Kishore Namit Kapoor acting laboratory for the improvement of his acting skills and completed his course while juggling modelling assignments.
Then in the year 2002 his first debut film Jism released which went above average on box office. He started dating his co-star Bipasha Basu since then. Later, he did a film Saaya in the year 2003, Paap in the year 2004, and Lakeer-Forbidden Lines in the year 2004.
He then played a negative role in the film Dhoom in the year 2004 which was the highest grossing film of that year. Then in the year 2005 he starred in the film Kaal and Garam Masala which got good response at the box office. Later, he did a film called Water that year. The film was nominated for the 2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 79th Academy Awards.
Then in the year 2006, he starred in the films Zinda, Taxi no 9211, Baabul and Kabul Express. Taxi no 9211 and Kabul Express went well at the box office.
In the year 2007, he did a film Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love which failed at the box office. Then later that year he did two more films, No Smoking and Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal.
He then starred in the film Dostana in the year 2008, which was a hit at the box office. In the year 2009 he starred in the film New York. It was again a hit. He also has a fashion line – Branded JA Clothes.