Born in Mumbai, India on December 17, 1972, John Abraham is one of the most successful male models in India. Abraham's father is a Malayali Christian architect, from Alwaye, Kerala in India. His mother, Phiroza Irani, is part of Bombay's Parsi community. Abraham's Parsi name is Farhan but his father gave him the name John. He has one younger brother, Alan.
Abraham first went to the Bombay Scottish School and later to Jai Hind College, where he completed his BA (Hons) in economics.He was an avid sportsman, captaining the college football team. He earned his MMS degree from Mumbai Educational Trust.
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. To further hone his acting skills, John Abraham joined Kishore Namit Kapoor acting lab and successfully completed a course on acting while juggling modelling assignments.
Abraham is currently dating actress Bipasha Basu, They have been dating since 2002.
John loves wearing jeans and his own brand (JA) clothes.