John Abraham was born in Mumbai to a Malayali Nasrani father and a Parsi mother. His Parsi name is Farhan, but his father, being a Marthomite Syrian Christian named him John. After modelling for numerous advertisements and companies, Abraham made his film debut with Jism (2003), which earned him a Filmfare Best Debut Award nomination. In 2012, he turned producer with Vicky Donor. His athletic, muscular and well built physique has acquired him the status of being one of the most handsome and influential sex symbols in Bollywood. He is now married to Priya Runchal, an NRI financial analyst and investment banker from USA.