John Abraham

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John Abraham
NameJohn Abraham
Parsi NameFarhan Irani
ProfessionIndian actor
Years Active1999-Present
Date of BirthDecember 17, 1972
Age (In 2024)51 Years 5 Month(s) 1 Days
Birth PlaceKochi, Kerala, India
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
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CasteSyrian Christian
EthnicityHalf Christian-Half Parsi
Mother TongueParsi
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 182 cm
in meters- 1.82 m
in feet inches- 5ft 11¾in
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpousePriya Runchal (Investment Banker)
Marriage DateJanuary 3, 2014
john abraham with his wife priya runchal
Girlfriend(s)/Affair(s)Bipasha Basu (Actress)
john abraham with bipasha basu
Riya Sen (Actress)
john abraham with riya sen
FatherAbraham John (Architect)
john abraham with his father abraham john
MotherFiroza Irani
john abraham with his mother firoza irani
Brother(s)Alan Abraham (Architect)
john abraham with his brother alan abraham
Cousin(s)Susy Matthew (Author)
john abraham with his cousin sister susy matthew
Other Relative(s)
Father-in-lawAkshay Runchal
Mother-in-lawChanchal Runchal
Brother-in-law(s)Amit Runchal
Sister-in-law(s)Divya Runchal
Anca Florescu Abraham
john abraham with sister-in-law anca florescu
Education Details
SchoolBombay Scottish School, Worli, Mumbai
CollegeMET Institute of Management, Mumbai
Jai Hind College, University of Mumbai
Educational QualificationMBA
B.A. in Economics
Debut MovieJism (2003)
Movies (As Actor)Tehran (2023)
Pathaan (2023)
Ek Villain Returns (2022)
Attack (2022)
Satyameva Jayate 2 (2021)
Mumbai Saga (2021)
Pagalpanti (2019)
Batla House (2019)
Romeo Akbar Walter (2019)
Satyameva Jayate (2018)
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018)
Force 2 (2016)
Dishoom (2016)
Rocky Handsome (2016)
Wazir (2016)
Welcome Back (2015)
Madras Cafe (2013)
Shootout at Wadala (2013)
I, Me Aur Main (2013)
Race 2 (2012)
Housefull 2 (2012)
Desi Boyz (2011)
Force (2011)
7 Khoon Maaf (2011)
Jhootha Hi Sahi (2010)
Aashayein (2010)
New York (2009)
Dostana (2008)
Little Zizou (2008)
Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007)
No Smoking (2007)
Salaam-e-Ishq (2007)
Baabul (2006)
Kabul Express (2006)
Taxi No. 9211 (2006)
Zinda (2006)
Garam Masala (2005)
Water (2005)
Viruddh... Family Comes First (2005)
Kaal (2005)
Karam (2005)
Elaan (2005)
Lakeer: Forbidden Lines (2004)
Madhoshi (2004)
Dhoom (2004)
Aetbaar (2004)
Paap (2003)
Saaya (2003)
Jism (2003)
Cameo(s)Sardar Ka Grandson (2021)
Vicky Donor (2012)
Hattrick (2007)
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006)
Movies (As Producer)Tara Vs Bilal (2022)
Mike (Malayalam, 2022)
Attack (2022)
Sardar Ka Grandson (2021)
Batla House (2019)
Savita Damodar Paranjpe (Marathi, 2018)
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018)
Satra Ko Shaadi Hai (2016)
Force 2 (2016)
Rocky Handsome (2016)
Madras Cafe (2013)
Vicky Donor (2012)
TV Show(s)Shape of You with Shilpa Shetty (2022)
Savdhaan India: Crime Alert (Host, 2012)
Music Video(s)Gallan Goriyan (Taz Stereo Nation & Dhvani Bhanushali, 2020)
Betiyaan (Shankar Mahadevan, Sunidhi Chauhan & Sonu Nigam, 2013)
Koi Aanay Wala Hai (Strings, 2008)
Ek Tara Wajda Ki Khenda (Hans Raj Hans, 2001)
Pind Di Hawa (Hans Raj Hans, 2001)
Shama Jalaye Rakhna (Bhupinder, 2001)
Tere Jhanjhar Jisne Banayi (Hans Raj Hans, 2001)
Ab Raat Din Mere (Babul Supriyo, 2001)
Chupke Chupke (Pankaj Udhas, 2001)
Husna Di Sarkar (Jazzy B., 2000)
Kaliyan Bagon Mein Khili Kaliyan (Sabri Brothers, 2000)
Yun Mere Khat Ka Jawab Aaya (Pankaj Udhas, 2000)
Surma (Jazzy B., 2000)
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for 'Vicky Donor' at National Film Awards, 2013
Icon of the Year for 'Madras Cafe' at Asiavision Awards, 2013
Jodi No. 1 for 'Dostana' at Screen Awards, 2008
Best Villain for 'Dhoom' at IIFA Awards, 2005
Best Villain for 'Dhoom' at Zee Cine Awards, 2005
Star Debut of the Year - Male for 'Jism' at IIFA Awards, 2004
Best Male Debut for 'Jism' at Bollywood Movie Awards, 2004
Contact/Social Media Details (3.4m followers) (11m followers) (10.8m followers)
Other Details
Food HabitVegetarian
Salary₹18 Crores per Movie
Net Worth (Approx)₹270 Crores
Signaturejohn abraham signature
Family Picture
john abraham childhood picture with family
John Abraham is an Indian actor, model and film producer. He was born on 17th December 1972 in Mumbai, Maharashtra to a Malayali Syrian Christian father from Aluva, Kerala and a Parsi Zoroastrian mother from Gujarat.
His father, Abraham John is an Architect and his mother, Firoza Irani is a home maker and charity worker. 1
His Zoroastrian name is Farhan but he got the name 'John' at the time of Baptization.
He grew up in Mumbai and did his schooling from the Bombay Scottish School in Mumbai where he was the athletics champion and the football team captain. After graduating in Economics from Jai Hind College, he did his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from MET Institute of Management, Mumbai and took up a job as a media planner for an ad agency named Enterprise Nexus. 2
During his school days at Bombay Scottish School, he invented an idea of a mobile game and named it Velocity. He sold the rights of this game to a company named 'Small Devices' which programmed and released it. 3
His elder brother, Alan Abraham is an Architect and is married to Anca Abraham. In 2012, John gifted his sister-in-law an Audi Q3 for her birthday. 4
john abraham gifted Audi Q3 to sister-in-law anca florescu
During his childhood, his elder brother once dropped him on his face and due to he suffers from deviated nasal septum, which means partially closed nose and has to breathe through his mouth sometimes.
His cousin Susy Matthew is an author and he himself launched her book 'In A Bubble Of Time' in 2012.
During the early days of his career, he was asked to use his Irani name 'Farhan Irani' but he did not wanted to change his name as he had been baptized as John Abraham and was proud of his name. 5
In 1999, he won the Gladrags Manhunt Contest and went to the Philippines for Manhunt International, where he finished first runner-up. Later on, he joined Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute to sharpen his acting skills. 2
john abraham in gladrags- manhunt
Abraham began his modelling career by appearing in the music video of the song "Surma" by singer Jazzy B. in 2000.
John Abraham was all set to make his bollywood debut in Rahul Rawail's 'Is Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon' opposite Akanksha Malhotra but the film was shelved after it was 75 percent complete. 6
He made his bollywood debut with Jism (2003) opposite Bipasha Basu. The film was a hit and John Abraham was appreciated for his acting and unconventional looks. During the filming of 'Jism', he started dating Bipasha Basu and the duo were in a relationship for around 10 years, before splitting up in early 2011.
In the same year, he appeared in Saaya (2003) opposite Tara Sharma and Paap (2003) opposite Udita Goswami but both the movies underperformed at the box office.
Dubbing artiste, Viraj Adhav dubbed for John Abraham in his first few films.
John Abraham played the role of Kabir, the main antagonist in the action movie Dhoom (2004) directed by Sanjay Gadhvi and produced by Yash Raj Films. The film also starred Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, Esha Deol and Rimi Sen in pivotal roles was a blockbuster smash hit and he was nominated for the Best Performance in a Negative Role in the Filmfare Awards.
After that, he appeared in a number of successful movies including Garam Masala (2005), Zinda (2006), Taxi No. 9211 (2006), Dostana (2008), New York (2009), Force (2011), Desi Boyz (2011), Housefull 2 (2012), Race 2 (2012), Shootout at Wadala (2013), Welcome Back (2015), Rocky Handsome (2016), Dishoom (2016) and Satyameva Jayate (2018).
He has also acted in the critically acclaimed movie Water (2005) directed by Deepa Mehta. The story of the movie revolved around the plight of widows and child marriages in the 1930s. The movie was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 79th Academy Awards but lost to the german movie 'The Lives of Others'.
He established his own production house 'JA Entertainment' in 2008 mainly because he was not getting the type of projects he wanted to do as an actor. First movie from his production house was Vicky Donor (2012) directed by Shoojit Sircar and starring debutantes Ayushmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam & Abraham himself appeared in an item-number for the film. It was a box-office success and earned Rs 68 crore against a budget of Rs 15 crore and also won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment at the 60th National Film Awards. 7
John Abraham met NRI investment banker Priya Runchal in December 2010 and the couple got married on 3rd January 2014.
In November 2016, John Abraham walked out of the shoot of 'Comedy Nights Bachao' midway after its host Krushna Abhishek took dig at his acting skills particularly in the film Paap. He had gone there with co-star Sonakshi Sinha and Tahir Raj Bhasin to promote their movie 'Force 2'. 8
During a conversation with Shilpa Shetty Kundra on her show 'Shape of You', John revealed that he has not had his favourite sweet 'Kaju Katli' for over 27 years as he considers Sugar as the biggest poison in the world even more than cigarette smoking. John also told that, he has stopped eating butter, cheese, milk and eggs & over a period of time, he is trying to replace all dairy products in his diet with plant-based products.
In June 2022, he was trolled on social media for his arrogant 'Big Screen Hero' comment. In an interview, John sharing his thoughts about the growing OTT platforms had said,
"I am a big screen hero and that is where I want to be seen. At this point, I will do films that cater to the big screen. I would find it offensive if someone shut off my film midway on a tablet because they needed to rush to the washroom. Also, I would not like to be available for Rs 299 or 499. I have a problem with it," 9
John Abraham resides in a spacious 4000 square feet penthouse which was built in 2011 in the Mumbai's Bandra West. The duplex apartment is located on a residential complex's 7th and 8th floors & it was conceptualized by his architect brother Alan Abraham and designed by his family's design and architectural company 'John Abraham Architects'. The apartment offers a stunning view of the Arabian sea and it costs Rs 60 crore. 10
john abraham's luxurious penthouse
His estimated net worth is approx. Rs 270 crore. 11
John Abraham is a fitness enthusiast and owns a chain of gyms under the brand JA Fitness. He also has his own fashion line brand JA Clothes.
In an interview with Simi Garewal on the show 'Rendezvous with Simi Garewal', he revealed that he was deeply insecure about his looks and height during his school days as he had lots of pimples on his face and was also the shortest boy in his class in 10th standard. 12
He is a vegetarian. 13
Hrithik Roshan, Uday Chopra and John Abraham were classmates in Bombay Scottish School. Abhishek Bachchan was also his batchmate. 14
John Abraham is a motorcycle enthusiast and had bought his first bike at the age of 18. He owns several high-end superbikes like Suzuki Hayabusa, Ducati Diavel, Ducati Panigale, Yamaha V-Max, MV Agusta F3 800, BMW S1000RR, Aprilia RSV4 RF, Yamaha YZF-R1, Kawasaki Ninja H2, Honda CBR1000RR-R and many more. He has also been the brand ambassador of bike company 'Yamaha' in India. His luxury car collection includes Lamborghini Gallardo, Nissan GT-R Black Edition, Porsche Cayenne turbo, Audi Q7 and Audi Q3. 15 11
Abraham is the co-owner of the Indian Super League (ISL) football team NorthEast United FC. He is a former Division A footballer himself and once dreamed of representing India in the international arena. 16
Abraham is a strong advocate for animal rights and has two pet dogs named Bailey and Sia. He is associated with organizations such as PETA, Habitat for Humanity, People for Animals, Save our Tigers and Make a Wish Foundation.
john abraham with his pet dogs
He was approached by Rajiv Rai for Naseeruddin Shah's role in Asambhav (2004) and was the original choice for Ashmit Patel's role in Nazar (2005) but he turned it down. Abraham was also offered R. Madhavan's role in Guru (2007) but he rejected the role.
He is a very good friend of cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
john abraham at dhoni's marriage
John Abraham is playing the role of the main antagonist in Siddharth Anand's action thriller Pathaan (2023) starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. The film is scheduled to be released on 25th January 2023.

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