John Abraham was born on December 17, 1973 in Mumbai. He has always lived in Mumbai. He was a super model in India and has now changed his profession from modeling to film industry as an actor.
John is the son of a Malayalee Christian architect (his father) and a parsi former basketball coach (his mother). His birth name was Farhan which is an irani name but as his family members called him John, it has become the name to refer to him. As a result he has been known as John Abraham. He had all his education in Mumbai. He had his schooling in Bombay Scottish School and had his graduation in Jai Hind college where he was awarded BA (Honors). He was a good sports person. He was the captain of his college football team and was a sprint runner. After his BA he went on to Mumbai Educatonal Trust where he had earned his MMS degree.
In his early career John worked with a small media firm, which later closed down due to financial problems. After that he joined Enterprise-Nexus, an ad firm in Mumbai where he was a media planner. That was when he got his break. One day, while he was working for that company, a model ditched the shoot and John's boss suggested he take that role. His biggest break was in 1999, the year when he won Gladrags Manhunt and got an opportunity to go to Singapore for the Manhunt International contest. He was awarded second place in that contest. After that he got a number of offers and did a number of commercial ads.
John's debut in Bollywod was in 2003, with the film Jism when he was 30 years old. From then to now he has acted in a lot of successful movies like Dhoom, Garam Masala and Taxi no 9211. In 2004 he had to face a lot of threats for signing on to the movie Water, a Deepa Mehta film. During the shoot they had to change the location from India to Sri Lanka Due to its contraversial subject. The film was based on the controversial subject of Indian widow population. He acted in the lead role of a broad and open-minded young man who was inspired by the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. This character earned him much praise and he became a well-known person in the film industry. His recent movies are Baabul and Kabul Express in which he has played the characters: A man who marries a widow and a journalist on job in Afghanistan respectively. He has signed some more films which will soon start.
John has been dating actress Bipasa Bashu who he acted in his first film with. His former date was with actress Riya Sen. The rumour is that he has some connection with actress Raveena Tandon. And his interests are connected with bike-racing. He loves bikes of great power. He has got a Suzuki Hayabusa, the world's fastest bike. Unfortunately for him he suffered an accident on his bike. He likes his home and likes to live in mumbai. He always wanted to become a soccer player in his college days. John even captained the Bombay Scottish soccer team for sometime. He created a trend in the youth with his long hair. He is gifted with dimples on his cheeks when he smiles cutely.
With his handsome personality, good physique, exceptional discipline and great acting skill John would soon become the top actor in Bollywood.