Bollywood’s Handsome Hunk: John Abraham
John Abraham is a commercially successful model and an actor of the Indian descent. He appeared in several Bollywood movies after building a successful career in modeling. After he cemented his position in the Bollywood arena, he started his production company. He is a strong advocate of animal rights and strictly follows complete vegetarianism. He is known for his well-crafted physique and cute little dimples in the industry.
John Abraham Age, Height, and Other Numbers
Even after being a 100% vegetarian, John has maintained an excellent shape right since his inception in the Bollywood. He has a decent height and a stunning face. His charm is contagious and is one of the best-looking actors in the Bollywood of the coming age. His huge biceps and chest are always a matter of fascination. Hence, we decode the actor and let the figures do the talking.
John Abraham Body Vitals
Age: 44 years (as on 4 March 2017)
Height: 6 feet, 183 centimeters
Weight: 94kg, 207 pounds
Chest: 48 inches
Waist: 36 inches
Biceps: 21 inches
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
John Abraham Biography
John Abraham was born on 17th December 1972 in a mixed traditional family. His mother is a Parsi descent while his father is a Syrian Catholic. He got his name from his father, but his real name is Farhan Irani. Because John is an atheist, he dropped his surname for a patronymic second name. John has a younger brother, Alan, and sister Susy Mathew.
The model turned actor completed his primary education from the Bombay Scottish School in Mumbai. He then pursued a degree in Economics from the Jai Hind College and later completed his MBA from MET College of Bandra.
He worked at a few media companies as a media planner. He first appeared in a video featuring the Indian rapper Jazzy B. His modeling career began with winning the Gladrags Manhunt Contest. He was then Manhunt International grabbing the runners-up place in the competition. His successful stint at modeling contests earned him recognitions. He went on to do several brand endorsements and featured in many famous music videos. The successful model tried to polish his acting abilities in the Kishore Namit Kapoor’s acting school.
John Abraham Filmography
The Bollywood break came with Jism. The film performed averagely, but the songs and steamy picturization of the films made a huge impact on the audiences. John Abraham made his screen presence felt in his debut with a fine performance. The well-carved physique got him the brownie point. He then appeared in a series of successful flops. The films didn’t perform well, but his performances in the films were highly praised. The process of cementing the position to become one of the biggest actors in Bollywood had begun. He was able to impress critics even in the flop films like Paap, Lakeer, and Saaya.
John received the world full of recognition from the villainous role he played in Yash Raj production’s Dhoom. He shared the screen opposite Uday Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan, Esha Deol, and Rimi Sen. The prolific model won his first Filmfare for the film and was critically applauded for the amazing confidence he showcased on the screen.
The actor tasted success in next two of his three films at the Box office. Elaan was his first release after Dhoom which was a commercial and critical failure. He shared the screen opposite Arjun Rampal in the film. He later collaborated with Akshay Kumar for Garam Masala. The film turned out to be an eventful one considering the monetary gains. He then appeared alongside Ajay Devgan, Esha Gupta, Lara Dutta, and Vivek Oberoi.
Water was a glorious movie that brought him plenty of recognition in the country as well as internationally. The film qualified for the Oscar Nominations at the 79th Academy awards. The actor along with his entire team witnessed the grand stage. The film couldn’t bag the Oscars considering the strong competitions from all around the world.
Later the actor featured in many films that performed well at the box office. His performance grew better with time and films. John Abraham in no matter of time turned out to become a household name. His performance in Taxi No. 9211 was hailed by the critics. His resilience showed in the movie, New York where he was starred alongside Katrina Kaif and Neil Nitin Mukesh. The actor was prolific in Madras Cafe. Here’s a complete list of John Abraham’s movies that fared well at the box office.
John Abraham Movies
- Dhoom (2004)
- Dostana (2008)
- Force (2011)
- Desi Boyz (2011)
- Shootout At Wadala (2013)
- Garam Masala (2005)
- Taxi No. 9211 (2006)
- New York (2009)
- Housefull 2 (2012)
- Madras Cafe (2013)
- Welcome Back (2015)
- Rocky Handsome (2016)
Though he is not as flexible as other superstars in the industry, he has tried his bit to shake his body on the Bollywood songs. Here’s a list of songs that were instant hits amongst the audience featuring John Abraham.
John Abraham Hit Songs
- Subah Hone Na De, Desi Boyz (2011)
- Desi Girl, Dostana (2008)
- Mann Ki Lagan, Paap (2003)
- Allah Duhai Hain, Race 2 (2013)
- Ek Nazar Mein Bhi, Taxi No. 9211 (2006)
- Dil Kya Kare, Salam-E-Ishq (2007)
- Hain Junoon, New York (2009)
- Ala re Ala, Manya Ala, Shootout At Lokhandwala (2013)
- Right Now, Housefull 2 (2012)
The Production Endeavors
With due respects to the success he has achieved in the field of acting, John also has his own production line. His first debut as a producer was the National Award winner, Vicky Donor. The film was a huge success. It was praised by both critics and audiences. He later went on to produce his own films including Force 2, Rocky Handsome, and Madras Cafe. All his productional endeavors have been a commercial success.
Apart from his own production house, John also owns a clothing line, JA Clothes. It mainly focuses on types of denim and other casual wear. He is passionate about promoting sports events in India. He owns a football club at the ISL, named North East United.
Likes, Dislikes, and More
John loves his two wheel monsters to the core. It is believed that John performed most of his bike stunts in the movie, Dhoom. He is very keen towards biking and also takes gymming very seriously. He is a hardcore fitness freak and health conscious. He promotes people to stay fit and healthy.
Favorite Color: Black, white, and gray
Favorite Food: Dhansak, Prawn Patia, Dal Chawal, Kaju Katli, Patrani-Machhi
Favorite Superstars: Sylvester Stallone and Rani Mukherji
Favorite Films: Inception and The Man from U.N.C.L.E
Favorite Musicians: Queensryche, Guns N Roses, Def Leppard, Hinder and Creed
Favorite Diners: Royal China, Da Vinci, Mia Cucina, and Thai Baan in Mumbai
Girlfriends, Relationships, Affairs, and More
The handsome hunk dated some beautiful ladies in Bollywood before getting secretly married in 2014. It is rumored that the actor dated Riya Sen. But it still remains unconfirmed till date because of John’s nature to keep personal life in utmost secrecy. The handsome actor was also dating Bipasha for quite a long time. It is believed that the 7-year relationship was about to turn into marriage but Bipasha’s infidelity played the trouble in Paradise. Bipasha Basu was recorded saying that the actor’s behavior had changed after the infamous Cristiano Ronaldo kiss incident. John retaliated to give any comments in the press stating that he was brought up with normalcy and would love to maintain a dignified silence.
John finally got married to his long-term girlfriend Priya Runchal in 2014. Priya is a US-based investment banker. The marriage was a secret and a grand reception was thrown at Los Angeles. The things are flowing well between the two as both respect and complement each other perfectly.
Bank full of stacks
John has become one of the famous celebrities in the sleekest way possible. Without making any fuss or controversy, the actor has escalated the success stairs with honor and dignity. He is one of the highest paid celebrities in India earning up to 15-18 crore rupees per film. He endorses several brands including one of his household brand JA clothes. His significant Bollywood career makes him one of the richest celebrities of the recent times.
John Abraham Net Worth
He has earned a plenty of recognition as well as money from his excellent career in the film and the modeling industry. He is a profound businessman making worthy investments in all of the successful films. John Abraham’s estimated net worth is said to be 125 crore rupees.
The Force actor has a beautiful house in a posh residence in Bandra. He is very passionate about his wheels. He thrives on his automobiles and has a garage full of beasts.
Car Collection: Lamborghini Gallardo, Audi Q7, Maruti Gypsy, Audi Q3
Bike Collection: Suzuki Hayabusa, Yamaha R1, Yamaha VMAX
Amidst Fewer Controversies
John Abraham is known for his calm and decent attitude. But controversies are somehow splurged into superstars’ lives making life difficult for them. Not as scandalous as many, but John did get in trouble for a few times.
John Abraham Controversies
- Kissing a Sa Re Ga Ma Pa contestant
John was so impressed by the singing of Sugandha Mishra that he kissed her spontaneously to appreciate her talent. It didn’t go well with the actress’s grandfather who created a huge raucous for John Abraham to settle. Everyone including the actress knew that the kiss was just an emotion for appreciation and the news couldn’t catch much air
- Bipasha Basu Break-up
Not all beautiful things are meant to last and that was the fate of the lovely couple, Bipasha, and John. The duo dated for a very long period but couldn’t hang on forever due to a misunderstanding between the two.
- Walking out of Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
Post-release even John must be happy that he was right to walk out from the movie. What happened exactly was furious John left the sets of JBJ after he knew that he wasn’t included in the sequel of Dhoom. He even went to Aditya Chopra to apologize for his deed but to no effect. Fortunately, John escaped a disastrous movie.
- Replacing Akshay for the Fourth time
John has followed his friend, Akshay’s footsteps to perfection. He has replaced the veteran actor for the consecutive fourth time now. Replacing our Khiladi Kumar in Welcome 2, John has taken Akshay’s place in Hera Pheri 3, Awaara Paagal Deewana and Ankhen 2. Akshay must’ve his keen eye on that matter.
The Social Media Buzz
John is pretty much active on Twitter with 1.8m followers. His username on twitter is @TheJohnAbraham. He is also active on Instagram with the username @thejohnabraham. He has 3.4 million followers on this photo sharing website.
Awards, Accolades, and Recognition
It has been just over a decade in the industry for John Abraham and he has tasted success in every possible form. He is a sound commercial artist and has produced 4 films which all performed well at the box office. He has been to the Academy Awards once with a nomination for one of his film. Here is a complete list of awards John has won his entire career.
John Abraham Awards
- National Film award for the best popular film for Vicky Donor (2013)
- Screen award for Jodi No. 1 for Dostana (2008)
- Zee Cine Award for the best performance in a negative role for Dhoom (2005)
- IIFA award for the best performance in a negative role for Dhoom (2005)
- Stardust award for the superstar of tomorrow for Paap (2005)
- IIFA Award for the star debut of the year for Jism (2003)
- Bollywood Movie Award for the best male debut of the year for Jism (2003)
John Abraham is one of the famous celebrities in Bollywood. For all right reasons, many women drool over him but unfortunately for them, he is a married person now. Nonetheless, that doesn’t take his charm away. With some entertaining projects lined up, we are sure we will some exhilarating action and insane comic timings from the actor in future. There’s no doubting his name in the People’s magazine for the sexiest man alive. John Abraham indeed is.