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John Abraham John Abraham is one of Bollywood's hottest actors and even had a chance to come to Oscars 2007. John is from BSS and its creditable that he did so well without any filmi background. John Abraham rose to popularity after winning the 99 Gladrags Mega Model contest. The rest of the text below is taken from Wikipedia.  

John Abraham born December 17, 1973 is a former model turned Bollywood actor. He currently lives in Mumbai, India.

Early life
Abraham's father is a Malayali Saint Thomas Christian architect, from Aluva, Kerala while his mother Phiroza Irani is part of Mumbai's Irani community. Irani are descended from Iranian Zoroastrians who migrated to Mumbai in the late 19th and early 20th century. John sometimes describes himself as part-Irani and sometimes as part-Iranian.

Abraham's parents eloped; they were estranged from their respective parents until the birth of their first child, John. He was originally named Farhan, but his father gave him the name John, and he has used that name ever since. He has one younger brother, Alan.

Abraham attended Bombay Scottish School and later Jai Hind College. He was an avid sportsman, captaining the college football team. He later earned an MBA degree from MET.

Abraham started his career with a media firm Called Time & Space Media Entertainment Promotions Ltd., which however closed down due to financial problems. Later he worked for Enterprises-Nexus as a media planner.

In 1999, he, won the Gladrags Manhunt Contest and went to Singapore for Manhunt International, where he won second place. Following this, he appeared in a number of commercial advertisements.

In 2003, Abraham made his Bollywood debut with the controversial movie Jism at the age of thirty. He has appeared in a number of successful movies since then which include Dhoom (2004), Garam Masala (2005) and Taxi No 9211 (2006).

In 2004, John ignored angry threats and agreed to play the lead role in the controversial film Water, which deals with the sad fate of Indian widows in traditional Indian society. The film was written and directed by independent film-maker Deepa Mehta. It had a rocky history; a first attempt to film it foundered, when sets in Varanasi were burned by an angry crowd. John signed for the director's second attempt to make the film, this time in Sri Lanka. The film has been popular overseas and has exposed John to a much wider audience.This film has been nominated for an Oscar in the Best foreign film category.

His recently released films are: Baabul, Kabul Express, and Salaam E Ishq: A Tribute To Love.

Personal life
Abraham is currently engaged with fellow model Bipasha Basu.

He is a supporter of animal rights. He has even been featured in advertisements for PETA[5].

Year Film Role Other notes
2007 Is Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon  Stuck/On Hold
2007 No Smoking...!  Post-production
2007 Aashayein  Announced
2007 Goal! Sunny Under Production
2007 Happy Birthday  To Go On Floor, Co-stars Aishwarya Rai and Shilpa Shetty
2007 Rockstar Jordan To Go On Floor
2007 Soham - Karan Johar's Next Project  On Hold
2007 Salaam E Ishq: A Tribute To Love Ashutosh 
2006 Kabul Express Suhel Khan 
2006 Baabul Rajat Verma 
2006 Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna DJ Special Appearance in song Where's the party tonight?
2006 Taxi Number 9211 Jai Mittal 
2006 Zinda Rohit Chopra 
2005 Shikhar Himself Special Appearance
2005 Garam Masala Sam 
2005 Water Narayana Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
2005 Viruddh... Family Comes First Amar Patwardhan 
2005 Kaal Krish Thapar 
2005 Karam John 
2005 Elaan Abhimanyu 
2004 Madhoshi Aman 
2004 Dhoom Kabir Nomination, Filmfare Best Villain Award
2004 Lakeer Saahil 
2004 Paap Shiven 
2004 Aetbaar Aryan Trivedi 
2003 Saaya Dr. Akash (Akki) 
2003 Jism Kabir Lal Nomination, Filmfare Best Debut Award


2004: IIFA Awards: IIFA Best Villain Award, Dhoom
2004: Zee Cine Awards: Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role, Dhoom

2003: Filmfare Awards: Filmfare Best Debut Award, Jism
2003: IIFA Awards: Best Debut - Male, Jism
2003: Zee Cine Awards: Best Debut - Male, Jism
2003: Star Screen Awards: Most Promising Newcomer - Male, Jism
2003: Sansui Awards: Best Male Debut, Jism
2004: Filmfare Awards: Filmfare Best Villain Award , Dhoom
2005: IIFA Awards: IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award, Garam Masala
2005: Global Indian Film Awards: Best Actor In A Villanous Role, Zinda