John Abraham

17 December 1972 | Sagittarius

Actor

Producer

John Abraham

John Abraham

After gaining a huge fan following with his music videos, John stepped into films with Jism and went on to woo audiences as the suave and smart thief in the blockbuster, Dhoom. the actor turned producer is also the proud recipient of the National Award for his debut production, Vicky Donor.

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Filmography

20161911
Sibdas Bhaduri

18 November 2016Force 2
ACP Yashvardhan

29 July 2016Dishoom
Kabir Shergill

8 January 2016Wazir
S.P.

25 January 2013Race 2
Armaan Mallik

25 November 2011Desi Boyz
Nikhil Mathur / Nick / Hunter

30 September 2011Force
ACP Yashvardhan

18 February 20117 Khoon Maaf
Jimmy Stetson / Jamshed Singh Rathore

27 August 2010Aashayein
Rahul Sharma / Bhaskar Suryanarayan

26 June 2009New York
Samir 'Sam' Shaikh

14 November 2008Dostana
Kunal Chauhan

8 December 2006Baabul
Rajat Verma

12 January 2006Zinda
Rohit Chopra

29 April 2005Kaal
Krish Thapar

27 August 2004Dhoom
Kabir

17 January 2003Jism
Kabir Lal

Biography

After gaining a huge fan following with his music videos, John stepped into films with Jism and went on to woo audiences as the suave and smart thief in the blockbuster, Dhoom. the actor turned producer is also the proud recipient of the National Award for his debut production, Vicky Donor. John was born to a Malayali Nasrani father, Abraham John and his Irani Zoroastrian wife. His father was an architect in Kerala and John has two siblings Susie and Alan. John completed his schooling from Bombay Scottish School before enrolling at the Jai Hind College for a degree in Economics. He followed it up with a MBA Degree from Mumbai Education Trust. His first brush with the industry was when he starred in Punjabi singer Jazzy B’s music video. After a brief working stint with Time & Space Media Entertainment Promotions Ltd, he joined Enterprises-Nexus as a media planner. John won the Gladrags Manhunt Contest in 1999 and went on to star in a string of music videos apart from appearing in commercials and walking at ramp shows, across the globe. He stepped into Bollywood in 2003 with the thriller Jism. Although the film was a sleeper hit, it earned him the Filmfare nomination for the best male debut. He followed it up with films like Saaya (2003), Paap (2004) and Lakeer - Forbidden Lines (2004). John got his first commercial success as the anti-hero in the blockbuster, Dhoom (2004), which also earned him the Filmfare Nomination for the best actor in a negative role. The following year he had two more successful films - Kaal and Garam Masala. He also starred in Deepa Mehta’s critically acclaimed Water in 2005. The following year two of his films - Kabul Express and Taxi No. 9211 fared moderately at the box office. Some of his subsequent films were Dostana (2008), Force (2011), Race 2 (2012) and Housefull 2 (2013). In 2012, he turned producer for the comedy, Vicky Donor, which won the National Award for the best popular film providing wholesome entertainment. He then produced and starred in the critically acclaimed Madras Cafe (2013). His latest film is the sequel to the comedy Welcome (2007), titled Welcome Back. John’s upcoming movies include Rocky Handsome (2016), Hera Pheri 3 (2016), 1911 (2016), Force 2 (2016), Aankhen 2 (2016) and Dishoom (2016). Apart from films, John has endorsed brands like Yamaha, Garnier Men, VIP Skybags, Castrol, Phillips, Grasim, Reebok India and the National Geographic Channel. He is a PETA supporter and has written a letter to the Minister for Environment and Forests, Jayanthi Natarajan to free animals from all the circuses in India. In 2006, he bagged the Rajiv Gandhi award for his contribution to Bollywood and was named the Sexiest Asian Man in 2008. He also won GQ Award Most Stylish Man in 2012. Abraham started dating his Jism co-star, Bipasha Basu in 2002 but the couple parted ways after almost a decade. In 2014, he tied the knot with an NRI investment banker, Priya Runchal.

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