Indian cinema has a long history of entertaining its audience with talented actors and actresses from time to time. If we go back to the golden era of Bollywood then we have many actors who graced the screen with their acting prowess and got ample love from their fans. With time, comes changes in the choice of people.
And it all comes with actors of a new era. Now I am not going to discuss the long history of Indian cinema, because today I am going to brief you about an actor who has proved his mettle in the acting stream from modeling. He made people rethink their notions about models. There have been many models like Milind Soman, Dino Morea, and Arjun Rampal.
All of them have been successful models and are now famous names in Bollywood. Well joining the brigade is one more handsome hunk who started his career with modeling and appearances in music albums. The actor has been seen with television actress Gauri Pradhan in the song ‘Teri Jhanjhar’ by Hansraj Hans and ‘Chupke Chupke’ from the album of Pankaj Udhas Mahek.
He is none other than the macho hunk of Bollywood John Abraham. Before acting, he has been a successful model appearing in various advertisements. But now he has established himself as an actor in films like Dhoom, Zinda, Batla House, Parmanu, and others. If Hrithik Roshan created a sensation with his debut film, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, John garnered a huge fan following with his role as a motorbike thief in Dhoom.
John made his debut launch opposite Bipasha Basu in the 2003 film Jism. He was even nominated for Filmfare Best Debut Award. After this film, there was no looking back for John, who continued his journey with more commercial films. Now gone are those days, when people admired muscular actors like Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Salman Khan, and Sanjay Dutt. Today Bollywood has John Abraham as a new muscular action hero.
You must be familiar with John Abraham as an actor in Bollywood but how much are you aware of his early life, career, and earnings? If not then let us find out in this article.
|Full Name:||Farhan Abraham|
|Stage Name:||John Abraham|
|Birthday:||17th December 1972|
|Place Origin:||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Age:||49 years old|
|Profession:||Model-turned actor, producer|
|Net Worth:||$35 Million|
John Abraham was born as Farhan Abraham (his real name) in Mumbai, India, on 17th December 1972. He comes from a mixed ethnic family background. His father is a Malayali Christian protestant from Kerala, whereas his mother is from Gujarat. The name Farhan was later renamed John (baptized). Even though he is not much into following any faith, still, he believes in spirituality. He was brought up in Mumbai and studied at Bombay Scottish School in Mahim. Later on, he did his MBA from the University of Mumbai at Jai Hind College.
John Abraham was in a relationship with model-actress Bipasha Basu. They were a popular couple known in Bollywood. But things did not turn all green for them, and both parted ways after a breakup. Bipasha got married to Karan Singh Grover, whereas, John found his true love in Priya Runchal, an investment banker by profession. Both got married on 3rd January 2014.
John began his career in modeling by making appearances in many advertisements and company brands. After becoming a successful model, he even starred in music videos for singers Jazzy B, Hansraj Hans, and in an album Mahek by Pankaj Udhas. His road to Bollywood was far away, as he was working as a media planner. John Abraham did not model only in India, but in western big cities like Hong Kong, New York, and London.
To pursue his career in acting, he joined Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute. After learning the skills of acting here, John took the opportunity with several film projects. His first debut film was Jism opposite his ex-flame, Bipasha Basu, in 2003. And then he started getting more film offers including Dhoom, Saaya, Paap, Aetbaar, Lakeer, Water, Romeo Akbar Walter, Force, Welcome Back, Dishoom, Dostana, Batla House, Satyamev Jayate, and more. John Abraham now has his own production company named JA Entertainment.
JA Clothes is his own fashion brand emphasizing apparel especially jeans, his favorite clothing line. After making his mark in films, John even turned producer and came up with his produced film Vicky Donor starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam in lead roles. The film came in 2012. Following the success of this film, he came up with another film under his production. It was Madras Cafe, which was also a success. His film Rocky Handsome was the film under his home production firm JA Entertainment.
John rose to popularity with his role as a motorbike thief in Dhoom starring Abhishek Bacchan and Uday Chopra in lead roles. The actor himself has a great fondness for collecting sports bikes. He had a good pairing with action hero Akshay Kumar in films like Garam Masala, Desi Boyz, and Housefull 2. John did not center himself on doing heroic roles.
He has played villainous roles in films like Aetbaar, Zinda, and Race 2. His talent and toned physique got him a meatier role in films like Shootout At Wadala, where he essayed the role of gangster Manya Surve. Mumbai Saga was his another gangster-based film. John is once again coming back as an antagonist character in the upcoming Shahrukh Khan – Deepika Padukone starrer film Pathan.
When it comes to health, John abstains from smoking and consuming alcohol. This is why he avoids going to parties and functions. He is very strict about his diet schedule. Even though he claims to be a foodie, at the same time he does work out to keep his body in shape.
John Abraham is also very active in doing charity-based campaigns and programs. And you will be surprised to know that he comes in the category of highest taxpayers. He supports UNHCR and also shows concern for refugees in India. John is known to have donated 10 lakhs to Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre in Mumbai.
Besides this, the model-actor is also an animal lover and has shown his concern via PETA and Habitat for Humanity. Long ago in April 2013, he even wrote a letter to Jayanthi Natarajan, who was Minister for Environment and Forests, requesting him to make animal-free circuses in India.
What is the Net Worth of John Abraham?
$35 million is supposed to be the estimated net worth of actor John Abraham, as of April 2022. He has earned his fortune from his modeling and acting career with numerous films under his kitty. His other source of income comes from the various brand products he endorses and his personal investments.
Apart from being a successful actor in Bollywood, John has also established himself as an entrepreneur. He runs a fast-food restaurant in New Delhi and is the owner of his fashion brand JA Clothes and a production company JA Entertainment. Besides acting, now he is also a film director and producer with films like Vicky Donor and Madras Cafe.
I am personally a big fan of John Abraham and even grabbed a chance to get a selfie snap with him, at the time when he came for the promotion of Satyamev Jayate in Noida a long time ago. For me, he is the new age action hero after 90s action stars including Sunil Shetty, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgun, and Sunny Deol.