John Abraham (born 17 December 1972) is an Indian film actor and film producer. 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). In 2012, he produced his first production Vicky Donor which was a critical and commercial success. He then established his own production house, John Abraham Entertainment.
Early life and education
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.
Abraham studied at Bombay Scottish School, Mahim in Mumbai. He got his bachelor's degree in economics from Jai Hind College and got his MBA from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. John also received an MMS from Mumbai Educational Trust (MET).
His debut film as a producer was titled Vicky Donor (2012) and featured Ayushmann Khurrana, Annu Kapoor and Yami Gautam. Abraham also appeared in a item-number for the film. It opened to positive response, and turned out to be a critical and commercial success worldwide. He is currently working on his second production, Hamara Bajaj which will be directed by Shoojit Sircar and is to go on floors early 2013..
Abraham, who was in a relationship with actress Bipasha Basu,is now in a relationship with Priya Runchal, a NRI financial analyst and investment banker from the USA, whom he met in Mumbai, in December, 2010.
Abraham takes an interest in PETA and Habitat for Humanity.He donated INR 10 lakhs to the Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, according to his website.
In January 2009, Abraham led a group of Indian celebrities in the Mumbai Marathon, an annual event to benefit the United Way.