Early life[ edit ] John Abraham was born into a family of mixed religious and ethnic heritage. Abraham's Parsi name, given to him by his mother's family, is "Farhan" while his father, being a Marthomite Syrian Christian named him "John. He is remarkably well-educated relative to his colleagues in the film industry.
Later, he worked for Enterprises-Nexus as a media planner. He appeared in a number of commercial advertisements and other music videos for singers including Pankaj Udhas , Hans Raj Hans and Babul Supriyo.
To improve his acting skills, Abraham joined the Kishore Namit Kapoor acting laboratory and completed an acting course while juggling modelling assignments. The film met with mixed to positive reviews. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama commented: The actor rises beyond his looks and registers a strong impact with his performance, more so towards the second half. His dashing looks and excellent physique only add to his persona". The film garnered mixed to negative reviews, and underperformed at the box office.
No two opinions on that! Enacting a very difficult role, the newcomer actually performs like a veteran and delivers a performance that's bound to win him nominations in the awards categories.
His growth as an actor is tremendous! He portrayed the role of Shiven, a police officer, who falls for a Buddhist girl, Kaaya. The film underperformed at the box office, receiving mixed reviews, and also was premiered at the Kara Film Festival.
In , he starred with Arjun Rampal in the crime thriller Elaan , which failed at the box office. He followed with the supernatural thriller Kaal and the comedy Garam Masala both of which did well at the box office. The film was written and directed by independent Canadian film-maker Deepa Mehta. Abraham attended the ceremony along with the film's crew and makers but the film lost to Germany's The Lives of Others. In that same year, he starred in the films Zinda , Taxi No.
John Abraham's performance in Taxi No. Nikhil Advani 's multi-starrer Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love was Abraham's first release in The movie failed to do well at the Indian box office,  though it did well in the overseas markets. The song "Rumana" with his ex-girlfriend Bipasha Basu was a hit song of that year. He has a fashion line - branded JA Clothes - which primarily features his favorite article of clothing, jeans. In , he was seen in the films Aashayein and Jhootha Hi Sahi.
Both of the films turned out to be box office failures. His first film of was the multi-starrer Race 2 which was commercially successful, though his second release, the coming-of-age romantic comedy I, Me Aur Main , underperformed at the box office. His next release was Shootout at Wadala , in which he portrayed the role of gangster Manya Surve , which gained positive reviews.
The film emerged as a success at the box office. Then his movie Madras Cafe , which also is a second movie for him as a producer, garnered much critical acclaim, also the collections of the movie saw an upward trend after terrific word-of-mouth. His next release was Welcome Back , which was successful at the box office. In , his first release was Rocky Handsome which didn't do well at the box office. Then, his second release of the year was Dishoom , despite mixed to negative reviews, the film was a commercial success and made over crores.
His next release of the year was Force 2 , the sequel of the movie Force. Force 2 became the highest opening film for John and opened with mixed to positive reviews. John Abraham's performance received praise from the audience and critics.
He will next seen in Parmanu: The latter was first offered to Sushant Singh Rajput who opted out due to schedule conflicts. Abraham also appeared in an item-number for the film. It opened to positive response, and turned out to be a critical and commercial success.
His second production, Madras Cafe which is also directed by Shoojit Sircar , opened to overwhelming response from the critics. In January , he flagged off the Mumbai Marathon , an annual event organized to benefit the United Way. He did not run the marathon, but encouraged the participants by waving at them from the start line. Unusually for someone of his religious background, Abraham is a vegetarian. Abraham once stated, "I have always kept quiet about my personal life and will continue to maintain a dignified silence.
It's just the way my parents raised me. I rather leave it at speculation. They married on 3 January and had a celebration in Los Angeles.