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John Abraham

--- About John Abraham ---

Birth name: Farhan Abraham 

Meaning of the name: John - "The mercy of the Lord" (Origin - Biblical name, Hebrew)

Date of Birth: 17 December 1972

Place of Birth: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality: Indian

Religion: Christian

Nickname: Johnnie

Occupation: Actor, Film producer, Model

Zodiac sign: Sagittarius

Height: 6' 1" (1,85 m)

Marital status: Married

Spouse: Priya Runchal

Marriage date: End of December 2013

Father: Abraham John (architect)

Mother: Firoza Irani (homemaker and charity worker)

Sister: Susy Mathew

Brother: Alan Abraham

Mother Tongue: Malayalam

Languages: Hidni, English

Past love relationships: Bipasha Basu (2002-2011)

Friends from film industry: Ayushmann Khurrana...

Education: Bachelor's degree in economics from Jai Hind College.

Activities: Yoga, some flexibility exercises, a lot of cardio and strength training

Admires: Aamir Khan

Passion: Riding a bike

Weakness: Chocolate biscuits

Bad habit: He continuously shakes his leg when sitting

Trademark: His macho body, baby smiles, dimples and nice character

Likes: Photography, travelling

Dislikes: Eating out

His worst year: 2006 (Reasons: bike accident and property acquisition)

Craziest fear: Of human beings, because "they manage to scare you the most"

His bachelor room: John shares a bedroom with brother Alan. It is a room with bunks for beds, clothes
lying all over the place, books, weights, a bicycle, a picture of himself on the wall taken by Subi Samuel,
and the afternoon sun streaming in from a little balcony.

His dream girl: Hema Malini

Debut film: Jism (2003)

Best movies in the career by now: Jism, Dhoom, Zinda, Baabul, Kabul Express, Dostana, New York,
Force, Desi Boyz, Shootout at Wadala, Madras Cafe...

John Abraham as a baby

--- Favourites ---

Favourite food: Parsi or Kerala food; Dhansak, Patra-ni-Macchi and Prawn Patia

Favourite drink: Tea, carrot juice; occasionally drinks sour cherry wine called Visinata; Thai food is his
second favourite

Favourite dessert: Kaju Katli and chocolate biscuits

Favourite place: Own home

Favourite holiday destination: London

Favourite actress: Rani Mukerji

Favourite movie: Life Of David Gale

Favourite music: Rock

Favourite bands: Queensryche, Def Leppard, Guns N Roses, Hinder and Creed

Favourite colour: Doesn't has any favourite colour

Favourite author: Jeffrey Archer

Favourite piece of clothing: Jeans

Favourite outfit: Jeans, T-shirts and chappals

Favourite fashion designers: Rohit Gandhi, Hemant Trevedi, Rocky S. and J.J Vallaya

Favourite male co-star: Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan

Favourite director: Sanjay Gupta

Favourite sport: Football

Favourite cricketer: Dhoni

Favourite football players: Diego Maradona, Neymar

John Abraham as a baby with his parents

--- Interesting Facts ---

--> John was born in Mumbai to a Nasrani Malayali father and a Parsi mother. 

--> John's Parsi name is "Farhan" while his father being a Marthomite Syrian Christian named him

--> John Abraham started his modelling career appearing in the music video of the song "Surma" by
Punjabi singer Jazzy B.

--> To improve his acting skills, John joined the Kishore Namit Kapoor acting laboratory and
completed an acting course while juggling modelling assignments.

--> During the filming of Jism in 2002, Abraham began to date his co-star Bipasha Basu. They were in
a relationship until early 2011 when the couple officially broke up. While they were together, they were
often referred to as a supercouple in the Indian media.

--> In 2012, he produced his first film Vicky Donor, which was a critical and commercial success, and
earned him a National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. He then
established his own production house, John Abraham Entertainment.

--> He has a fashion line branded JA Clothes.

--> John Abraham takes an interest in PETA and Habitat for Humanity.

--> As a student, he was just a bit above average, and was always in the top 15 in his class.

--> He was the captain of his football team at Jai Hind College.

--> He also ran track at Bombay Scottish School, where he was a champion in the 100 and 200 meter

--> John trained in Tae Kwon Do under master Javed Khan.

--> In his first film (Jism 2003), his voice was dubed by another actor.

--> Before he went to modeling he was working as a media planner for an ad agency.

--> John washes his face at least three or four times a day and carries with him face washing product
wherever he goes.

--> John Abraham is a vegetarian. He turned vegetarian in 1999. Before that, he would eat everything.
More fish than mutton and chicken. Never pork.

--> John has an envious personal collection of motorcycles and has owned a range of bikes starting
from Yamaha RD-350, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R, Suzuki Hayabusa, Yamaha R1, FZ1000 and VMax.

--> His idea of the perfect date is to take his woman out for a candle light dinner; with soft,soothing
music playing in the background.

--> He claims to be very conservative stating "I don't even believe in one-night-stands. How the hell can
you make love to someone whom you don't love? It's just not my scene".

--> When in school, John had a keen interest in sport. He would compete in races and football mainly. 

--> John has one of the most common bad habits. He continuously shakes his leg when sitting and his
parents hate this habit. They have asked him to quit it and he just cannot do so.

--> John can't cook.

--> John was inspired by Sylvester Stallone's film 'Rocky IV' to start working out.

John Abraham childhood photos

--- Personal Quotes ---

"I’m not screaming from the rooftops that I’m in a completely different space. My colleagues understand
me and leave me alone and let me be. I get along with all of them but I do my own thing. Like I’d
rather ride my motorcycle at night than go for a party. I’ve been a motorcyclist all my life. Now do you
expect me to give that up? Neither can you take the motorcycle away from John, nor can you take John
away from the motorcycle. We’re two hearts beating as one. I like quiet dinners. I’m close to some
people in the industry and enjoy chatting with them. But beyond that, I am a loner."

"As a producer, I'm not interested in commercial success. What matters is to be critically acclaimed.
'Vicky Donor' was a different film and 'Madras Cafe' is very different from 'Vicky Donor'. So, as a
producer, I want to make different and credible films, which will live on your DVD shelf and should be
worth it."

"Fashion to me is just being comfortable in what you are wearing. I think that's the primary aim of
fashion. For me, fashion is being comfortable in your own skin, own clothes. Create an impression for
your self rather than for people." 

"I am here today because of the way I think."

"I was happy during my single phase."

"I have moved to a floor below and the space is much larger. But the space in my head is still small.
I believe all my functional clothes should fit into one suitcase. If they go beyond that, I give them
away. It’s not a statement I am trying to make; it’s just my lifestyle. I like to live light and breathe

"I’m philosophical about life. I’m okay if things go down because I know they will come up. These are
phases. Life is cyclical."

"My trick is to experiment with a sensible form of cinema. It doesn't necessarily have to be artsy. We
can always take the comercial angle into consideration. As an actor, I enjoy working in in slapstick
comedies. It's fun."

"I come from a family that was far removed from opulence. My mother still travels in a BEST bus. Even
I take rickshaw every now and then. The advantage of a middle class upbringing is you value money and
save for the future. And it's not about money as much as it's about everyday values."

"What's little known about me is I produce a lot of ad films."

"We lack stories. We have no stories to tell. We put five songs with five comedy scenes and say it's done."

"I am not very fond of formal shoes. In fact, I am not much into formal wear. I would rather roam around
in my sandals or floaters, which are far more comfortable."

"I feel that only a good story line can get you respect. Commercial is a by-product, you will make
money... but a good story line will get you respect."

"John Abraham is known to do a mix of films. If I do a New York, I will do a Kabul Express as well. It is
important to balance it out."

"I'd love to produce a big masala film, and I will make sure that you are genuinely entertained by it."

"I love the role of a producer because I make the kind of films which I want to make. I make sensible

"Whenever I am on break I need to get out of the country and travel or I need to get out of the city and
travel. My most regular holiday destination is London; I go to London very often. I go to L.A and that
requires a lot of traveling. If you ask me where would I like to go then it's Himalayas because that for
me is real travel."

"I have no inhibitions when it comes to showing off my physique, but appearing nude on screen is out of
the question. I don't need to resort to it and definitely not at this stage of my career."

“I am pretty much an agnostic tending to become an atheist, so my only religion is my body. I think
there is nothing more important than health and workout. I want to live with a six pack and die with a
six pack."

"I lead a frugal lifestyle. Not because I’m miserly but because my needs are simple. I’m not much of
a brand baby."

"With perseverance and faith in God you can achieve your goals. Be a horse with blinkers, only see the
finish line. Do not get swayed or affected by anyone around you."

"I’m philosophical about life. I’m okay if things go down because I know they will come up. These are
phases. Life is cyclical."

"I feel blessed. I am flattered when Mr Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan or Akshay Kumar say hi to
me. I’ve worked hard for it."  

"I believe in fighting one's own battles, but I also know that wars are won if you have an army behind
you. I am trying to encourage as many newcomers as possible. People who have seen that side of me
know that I reek of security. At the risk of sounding narcissist, I can say that it requires a lot of strength
of character to do this."

"I can’t live my life being insecure. I may be insecure about my personal imperfections, but if there is
someone better at a job than I am, I will cast him in my production."

John Abraham with his wife Priya

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