Biography|April 1, 2012 11:23 am

John Abraham Biography

John Abraham was born on 17 December 1972 and is an Indian film actor and former model. After modeling for numerous advertisements and companies, Abraham made his film debut with Jism (2003), which earned him a Filmfare Best Debut Award nomination. This was followed by his first commercial success, Dhoom (2004). He received two Filmfare Award nominations, for his negative roles in Dhoom, and then in Zinda (2006). He later appeared in the major critical success Water (2005). He was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Baabul (2006).

Abraham was born in Mumbai to a Malayali father and a Parsi mother. His father is an architect from Aluva, Kerala; his mother is named Firoza Irani. Abraham’s Parsi name is “Farhan” while his father being a Syrian Christian named him “John”. He has a younger brother, Alan.

He studied economics at the Bombay Scottish School, Mahim in Mumbai and got his MBA from the Mumbai Educational Trust (MET).

His debut film as a producer is currently under-production. It is titled Vicky Donor and features Ayushmann Khurrana, Annu Kapoor and Yami Gautam. Abraham also appears in a item-number. The film is expected to release on 20 April 2012

Abraham was in a relationship with actress Bipasha Basu since 2002. They decided to break up in early 2011

Abraham also associates himself deeply in the social causes and urges youngsters to join hands in this humanity mankind. When asked about his work, he said:

I work for social causes that I address. I love animals and I work for PETA. I have my own brigade called John’s brigade for Habitat for Humanity, Habitat For Humanity is a Jimmy Carter foundation project.

He has been associated with the Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, where he donated a 10 lakhs to the hospital.

In January 2009, Abraham led a group of Indian celebrities in the Mumbai Marathon, an annual event to benefit the United Way.