One of the successful models in India, John Abraham is someone who has managed to create a niche for himself in the Hindi film industry a.k.a. Bollywood. Considered to be one of the hottest and sexiest stars of Bollywood, he has the female fans floored with the combination of a ?great bod and boyish charm?. The dimple in his cheeks is said to make women go weak at knees. Abraham started his career as a model and today, has managed to be in the top league of the actors in Bollywood.
John Abraham was initially offered a role in a movie project by Pritish Nandy. Though the project was shelved later on, it did open a new door for John, who started building a screen persona of his own. He made his debut in Bollywood with the movie ?Jism? (2003). The film turned out to be a box-office success and earned recognition for him. This was followed by ?Saaya? (2003), ?Aetbar? (2004) and ?Paap? (2004). However, none of the films proved to be a success at the theaters and were termed flops.
The first major success of John was ?Dhoom? (2004), a blockbuster hit in which he played the villainous role of ?Kabir?. ?Madoshi?, another film released in 2004 was a dud at the box office. Next, he was seen in supernatural thriller ?Kaal?, followed by ?Viruddh...Family Comes First?, ?Water? and ?Garam Masala? - all of them being 2005 releases. While ?Garam Masala? was a hit and established him as a star with good comic timing, ?Water? won great critical acclaim. With this, he had finally made a mark in Bollywood.
In summer 2006, John Abraham performed at the "Rockstars Concert", along with fellow stars Salman Khan, Zayed Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Esha Deol, Shahid Kapoor and Mallika Sherawat. That year saw him acting in the films like ?Zinda?, ?Taxi No 9211?, ?Baabul? and ?Kabul Express?. Of these, Taxi No 9211 and Kabul Express earned good collections. The same year, he won Rajiv Gandhi Award for His Achievement in Bollywood
None of his 2007 releases, ?Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love?, ?No Smoking? and ?Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal? proved to be a box-office success. Now, he is all set to play an environmentalist activist in Deepa Mehta's new film ?Luna?. Apart from that, his film ?Aashayein? is about to hit the theaters and ?Dostana? is still filming. John Abraham is also the brand ambassador for Castrol Power 1 and the Yamaha Marque.
Since his entry in Bollywood (2002), John Abraham has been dating Bipasha Basu. Though rumors of their break-up began circulating a few months back, they were rubbished by the couple. He is a biker-lover, who loves to zoom around on his much-loved beauties. In fact, he once said that one of the best things about ?Dhoom? was that he got to roam around on a Suzuki Hayabusa, reputed to be the fastest motorcycle in the world, at that time.