John Abraham, an Indian film actor, producer and a former model. After modelling 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.
John Abraham started his modelling career appearing in the music video of the song “Surma” by Punjabi singer Jazzy B. He then joined a media firm Time and Space Media Entertainment Promotions Ltd., which however closed because of financial problems. Later, he worked for Enterprises- Nexus as a media planner. In 1999, he won the Gladrags Manhunt Contest and went to the Philippines for Manhunt International, where he runner up second place. He later modelled in Hong Kong, London and New York City. He also appeared in a number of commercial advertisements and in 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.
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. Then he established his own production house, John Abraham Entertainment. His second film as a producer was Madras Cafe, which garnered fantastic critical acclaim. He is the co-owner of the Indian Super League football team NorthEast United FC.
For him, doing social work and supporting NGOs is more important than endorsing a brand. He considers being an actor is an opportunity given by God, a platform – and he thinks the best way to use this platform is by supporting charitable causes and trying to improve things around him in any way he can.
Abraham has established himself as one of the successful contemporary actor of the Bollywood, within a decade.