We wish the yummy, John Abraham a very happy birthday! And on the occasion of his 41st birthday, we bring to you 22 lesser known facts about John! Keep calm and read on!
1. What is there in a name?
John Abraham’s real name is Farhan Irani. Yes, a myth, this is the name for his maternal Iranian side, but his real name is a reverse of his dad’s name, Abraham John!
2. The Smartness Quotient
John is one of the few highly educated celebrities in Bollywood. He did his graduation in economics and holds a degree of Masters in Business Administration from Mumbai. Whoa! What a cocktail of good looks and wit, he is!
3. A gadget freak- an inventor
He had conceptualized a cell phone game and named it Velocity while in High School. This was programmed later by a company named Small Devices. Ahhh! This guy is so good!
4. His Besties
Hrithik Roshan, Uday Chopra and Abhishek Bacchhan are his best friends and studied in the same school- Bombay Scottish School. So dhoom toh bachpan se hi machi thi.. ha ha ha! 😛
5. Stamina matters!
Due to lack of stamina and difficulty in adjusting to the game of football, Saif Ali Khan, the first choice of UTV for the lead role in Goal, was replaced by John Abraham. After all football without John?… difficult!
6. Before becoming a movie star…
John wanted to become an architect like his dad and brother but got gulped into media relations. He has worked for various media companies as media planner and promotion manager before stepping into Bollywood for Nexus. He later was announced as the Gladrags Manhunt Super Model runner up which gave him what he is now!
7. The first cut
Before proving his biking skills, showing off his long locks and the infectious smile on screen, John featured in an album named Surma, by Punjabi singer Jazzy B (which was his debut). He played a crime investigator in the album.
8. Turned many down
He had turned down the roles in Jhoom Barabar Jhoom and Nazar. That was for good but he even turned down roles in Kal Ho Na Ho, Guru and the latest being Happy New Year. Conscious evolution, may be! :0
9. Successful sequels
Yes, he is a proud member of the 100-crore club with hits like Houseful 2 and Race 2. Pssst… Dostana 2 is on rolls to come up as well. See it’s a sequel again. *wink* 😉
10. The acne and zits trouble
The common trouble faced by a teenager did not leave out John Abraham as well. Before his nerve-stealer looks, he had a face full of acne and spots. Can u imagine he could ever have looked so? Naaaahhh!! But it is a fact!
11. The compliment that changed his life
Famous photographer, Atul Kasbekar had once told him, “If you clean up your face you can make up to be a combination of four super models Arjun Rampal, Rahul Dev, Marc Robinson and Milind Soman.” What more should he ask for?!! That was his kick to set his foot in modeling!
12. A survivor’s child
His father was a cancer patient. He fought and survived the deadly disease. He claims to have learned a lot from his dad’s strength and his mother’s care.
13. The fate proved wrong
An astrologer, after his first film Jism had told our Johnny Bravo that he was over. Had no future in the film industry and he should definitely quit! He made it and never went back to the astrologer. 🙂
14. The JA factor!
John has a smart investment in a fitness entity called the JA Fitness. He has his own clothing range named under the brand, JA and a production house (proud makers of Vicky Donor and Madras Café) named JA entertainment.
So, now we see the pluses of having an investment banker wife. 😉
15. A party hater
In real life, he hates going to parties and dance clubs late night as he cannot bear the youth doing drugs and drinks. But reel life demands different stuff out of him.
16. Priya, John and Bips were gym friends! OMG!
Unknown about the growing affair between Priya and John, poor Bipasha suffered. Yes, these three used to hang out at a gym in Bandra years back. (Year 2009, estimate)!!! Hmmm… may be that is when it all started.
17. Before Bipasha?
Yes, too long his relationship was with Bipasha that we didn’t bother to ask that, right? He had a short term relationship with the younger Sen sister- Riya Sen. It didn’t go well though, we know why!
18. John was a footballer, but also…
An athlete!! Yes, he was a enthusiastic runner. He had won accolades and prizes for 200m and 500m races. No wonder, his body’s doing the talking now.
19. Say hello to his vroooms and swishes!!
He bought his first bike at the age of 18, (Yamaha Re 350) for 17500/-. He now owns an Audi Q7, Yamaha R1, and a Maruti Gypsy. Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 is his recent buy. He was recently gifted a super-bike, The Aprilia RSV-4. Uff…. Enough, right?
20. His Bike Racing Team
He is the Indian brand ambassador for Yamaha and Reebok. And he is even looking out to form a bike racing team in the near future. So gals, there is a lot of John you are going to see!!
21. The Only Celebrity
To be present in the Indian Cricket captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s marriage! He adores him so much that he even follows John’s hairstyle!
22. Swept a National Award!!
His film Vicky Donor had been honored by National Award for the Best Popular Film Providing Popular Entertainment. So those ‘tiny little things’ did bring thorough entertainment. John! Great investment.
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