John Abraham turns 49 today. The model-turned-actor has been an indispensable part of Bollywood for almost 18 years and made his foray into B-town through Jism.

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Here, we look back at some lesser known facts about the actor that you wouldn’t know.

The Name Game

John has mixed roots as his mother hails from Kerala and dad from Iran. The actor was named Farhan but eventually went on to become baptized as John.


John completed his graduation from Jai Hind College, University of Mumbai, in Economics and his post-graduation as a Master in Business Administration. He is also a self-proclaimed nerd and has also developed a mobile game ‘Velocity’ back in the day.

Not a Party Animal

John has revealed that he hates going to parties and dance clubs as he cannot bear the youth doing drugs and drinks.



John and Bipasha were quite the power couple back in the day before they parted. He later was reportedly in a relation with Riya Sen.

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However, his wedding with Priya Runchal took the internet world by storm. While the couple seldom make many public apperancs together, John has said that his marriage with Priya “superb in paradise.”