Monday, November 21, 2011

John Abraham Profile Biography Trivia Movies




Name: John Abraham
Born On: 17th December 1972 in Mumbai, India
sun Sign: Saggitarius
Height: 6'1"
Mother: Phiroza Irani
Sibling: Younger brother Alan
Religion: Catholic chtistian
Education: B.A(Economics) at the Bombay scottish School
M.B.A from the Mumbai Educational Trust
Website: johnabraham.com
Debut Film: Jism in 2003
Likes: riding Bikes
Dislikes: Eating out
Hobbies: Fitness Exercise

Trivia

# John Abraham's mother is Zoroastrian parsi and father is a Christian from malayali Syrian.

# His father changed his name Parsi name Farhan to John his as he is a Syrian Christian.

# He has worked in so many music videos and media agencies like song Surma by Punjabi singer Jazzy B, Time & Space Media Entertainment Promotions Ltd, Enterprises-Nexus as a media planner before joining to the films and also as a model in Hong Kong, London, Singapore and New York City and won Gladrags Manhunt Contest and won 2nd place in Manhunt International Philippines.

# He is very much crazy about bikes.

# He is a Brand Ambassador for Clinic All Clear, Fastrack eye gear, Wrangler and Samsung cell phones.

# John dated actress Bipasha Basu for almost 9 years since 2002 which was even labelled as the most hottest couple of bollywood but for the reason seems to be marriage they decided to break up in 2011.. Bipasha wants to settle down but John was not ready to tie the knot. The latest news is that he is dating Priya Marwah who is a banker and has even announced that they will be getting married next year.

John with Priya

# John has developed a game called Velocity for cell phones.

# He was the first Asian model for Levis.

# John donated 10 lakhs to 'Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre', Mumbai.

# John Abraham got Filmfare Best Villain Award,and IIFA Best Villain Award,Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for 2 times for the films Dhoom(2005) and for Zinda(2007) ,Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Baabul(2007), IIFA Best Supporting Actor for Garam Masala(2006), Star Screen Award Jodi No.1, Bollywood Movie Award - Best Male Debut for Jism, Stardust Superstar Award.

# He is awarded as the India's 'Sexiest Bachelo'r by the 'BIG CBS PRIME' in the year 2011, 'Sexiest Asian man of 2008'.

# He has also got Giant International Awards and Rajiv Gandhi Award for his contribution to film Industry.

# He loves animals and is actively involved with social communities like PETA and Habitat for Humanity and awarded with an ‘Eco-Warrior’ award from the Vice President of India.

Personal Quotes

# "I thought, 'Overrated, that's a cute little name, let me put it on my hat.' It's a funny thing to me, it's not bad."

# "I don't have a problem being labeled a sex symbol though I personally don't feel very sexy about myself. There's no harm in my creating a niche for myself in a certain bracket."

# "I was slightly disheartened when three of my films didn't work at the box-office.But the silver lining is that people did appreciate my work in those films. Had my performance gone unnoticed, I would've been in big trouble then".

# "I have no inhibitions when it comes to showing off my physique, but appearing nude on screen is out of the question. I don't need to resort to it and definitely not at this stage of my career."

# "I work for social causes that I address. I love animals and I work for PETA. I have my own brigade called John's brigade for Habitat for Humanity, Habitat For Humanity is a Jimmy Carter foundation project."

# "I don't even believe in one-night-stands. How the hell can you make love to someone whom you don't love? It's just not my scene".

# (About Bipasha Basu) "She is great in the film. As for my personal life, I do not want to talk about it. Let people say and write what they want".

# “I've been called an alcoholic, I've been called a drunk. I've been called a coward for not playing because I was hurt ... Anything possible pretty much that y'all can say bad about me has been said.”

# “I've seen so many people come and go since I've been here, I never thought I'd be in the situation thinking I'd be the one leaving. It's not something I'm going to go crazy over. Even you all know when it gets to a certain part of the season a lot of the guys aren't going to be here next year, we think that way, too.”

#“I think I'm right where I need to be. I'm definitely further along than I thought I would be.”

#“I thought, 'Overrated, that's a cute little name, let me put it on my hat.' It's a funny thing to me, it's not bad.”

# “We know his time of need, the situation he's in with the team, he's not the highest paid guy on the team so financially it's a really important thing right now. We'll try to work together and try to give him something to help his family out.”

#“You don't want any team to feel they have that advantage. Once you start winning consecutive times like that, teams start feeling you can beat them every time.”

# “Everybody thinks that's good for us, but it's really not a good thing for us, ... If I shoot you three times, what are you going to do Next time, you're going to put on a bulletproof vest, right They're going to do something to protect the quarterback. They're not going to sit there and take it all game.”

#“That one hurts the most, when former players talk about you, like the Mike Golics and the people who have played the game and understand that injuries happen, because everyone gets injured, and they still try to say I'm a bad player because of the injuries, and that's uncontrollable, ... I could go out right now and get in a car accident and never play football again and you're going to say I was a terrible player because of that”.

# "My greatest strength as an actor is that I follow my director's brief completely. The film is always the director's visual baby."

#“It seems like it. I feel I get doubled a lot. I guess the first few games I got off kind of fast. People watch film, they know who to block and who to look out for. I definitely think they've been doing a lot of things to slow me down.”

#“I think the first week might be tough, just with all the banging and bruising. I've been doing this for almost nine years now. If I can't get myself back into getting hit, that's a problem anyways.”

# “I'm 27. Everybody knows when you get around 30, 30-plus, you start to depreciate. I wanted to have that security of knowing I would be in the same place for the next three or four years or the next five or six years.”

# “You need a good base, and opening the Toronto International Film Festival gave us both the opportunity to showcase what we can do,”

# “I just love playing Miami. Any time you play Miami, New England or Buffalo, you try to have a good game. Those are games we have to win if we want to make it to the playoffs and if we're going to achieve what we're trying to do.”

Movies

SlNo.

Year

Film

Role

Director

1

2003

Jism

Kabir Lal

Amit Saxena

2

2003

Saaya

Dr. Akash (Akki)

Anurag Basu

3

2004

Aetbaar

Aryan Trivedi

Vikram Bhatt

4

2004

Paap

Shiven

Pooja Bhat

5

2004

Lakeer - Forbidden Lines

Saahil

Ahmed Khan

6

2004

Dhoom

Kabir

Sanjay Kadhvi

7

2004

Madhoshi

Aman

Tanveer Khan

8

2005

Elaan

Abhimanyu

Vikram Bhatt

9

2005

Karam

John

Sanjay F Gupta

10

2005

Kaal

Krish Thapar

Soham

11

2005

Viruddh

Amar Patwardhan

Mahesh Manjrekar

12

2005

Water

Narayan

Deepa Mehta

13

2005

Garam Masala

Shyam "Sam"

Priyadarshan

14

2005

Shikhar

Himself

M. Padmakumar

15

2006

Zinda

Rohit Chopra

Sanjay F Gupta

16

2006

Taxi Number 9211

Jai Mittal

Milan Luthria

17

2006

Baabul

Rajat

Ravi Chopra

18

2006

Kabul Express

Suhel Khan

Kabir Khan

19

2007

Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love

Ashutosh Raina

Nikhil Advani

20

2007

Hattrick


Milan Luthria

21

2007

No Smoking

K

Anurag Kashyap

22

2007

Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal

Sunny Bhasin

Vivek Agnihotri

23

2008

Dostana

Kunal

Tarun Mansukhani

24

2009

Luck by Chance

Himself

Zoya Akhtar

25

2009

Little Zizou

Arjun

Soono Taraporewala

26

2009

New York

Samir (Sam)

Kabir Khan

27

2010

Aashayein

Rahul Sharma

Nagesh Kukunoor

28

2010

Jhoota Hi Sahi

Sid

Abbas Tyrewala

29

2011

7 Khoon Maaf

Jimmy Stetson

Vishal Bharadwaj

30

2011

Mere Brother Ki Dulhan


Ali Abbas Zafar

31

2011

Force

ACP Yashvardhan

Nishikant Kamath

32

2011

Desi Boyz

Nick Mathur (Hunter)

Rohit Dawan

33

2012

Housefull 2


Sazid Khan

34

2012

Race 2








Monday, November 14, 2011

Abhishek Bachchan Profile Biography Trivia Movies Awards Quotes

· Name:

Abhishek Bachchan

· Born On:

5 February 1976 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

· Nickname:

Baby B, Junior B, AB, Abhi

· Height:

6' 3"

· Star Sign:

Aquarius

· Schoooling:

Jamnabai Narsee School and Bombay Scottish School, both in Bombay;


and also Modern School in Vasant Vihar in Delhi

· College Days:

Aiglon College, Switzerland;Boston University,USA

· Occupation:

Actor, Producer, Television presenter

· Spouse:

Aishwarya Rai

· Father:

Amitabh Bachchan

· Mother:

Jaya Bachchan

· Sister:

Shweta Bachchan-Nanda (1974 born)

· Grandfather:

Harivansh Rai Bachchan

· Debut Film:

Refugee (2000)

· Languages known:

Hindi, french, english

· Address:

Pratiksha, 10th Road, J.V.P.D Scheme. Mumbai – 400049

· Favourite Perfume:

Eternity

· Favourite Food:

Veg.Indian food

Trivia

# Son of the great icon and the bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and the actress turned politician Jaya Bachchan.

Abhishek with family

# Abhishek's grandfather Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was a poet of Hindi literature and professor at the Allahabad University in Uttar Pradesh.

# He is the son of Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri.

# Abhishek began his schooling at Bombay Scottish School, continued at Jamnabhai and finished studying at Aiglon School in Switzerland.

# Abhishek been a playback singer in Bluffmaster and Dhoom.

# He was first engaged to Karishma Kapoor,the couple announced their engagement on Amitabh Bachchan's 60th birthday celebration in October 2002. But the relationship was broken. And then he got married to former Miss World and actress Aishwarya Rai who is 3 year older than him on April 20, 2007. And the couple is blessed with a baby girl on 16th November 2011.

Abhishek with wife Aishwarya

# He has a niece called Navya Naveli and a nephew called Agastye born to his sister Shweta Nanda.

# In 2005, he was a part of Tamil director Mani Ratnam's stage show, Netru, Indru, Naalai, an event which sought to raise funds for The Banyan, a voluntary organisation which rehabilitates homeless women with mental illness in Chennai.

Personal Quotes

# “Critics have a job to do. They do not criticise you without a reason.”

# “I love dancing, but I am not very good at it.”

# “It's not about being Mr. Popular, it's about doing what you think is right. I like to believe I am able to do that.”

# “One lady came up to me and said, "That's a really cute ass." I almost fainted. I thought she was not talking to me and I turned and looked around.”

# “It is very simple. I may love doing what I do, but the big question is: Am I good at it?”

# “I work according to the direction given to me. However, I never tried to look something hot like. But I gave an item number because Suniel Shetty asked me to do so.”

# “Really people treat me like that (like a hero). I am a very simple guy though. But this is another thing that nowadays my films are doing the magic. I mean 'Mera Jadoo chall Gaya'.”

# “Every actor wants to be famous and people must admire the work of an actor. Obviously, I am enjoying the fame conferred on me.”

# “I always do whatever comes my way. I never think of the past. However, one needs to keep in mind the wrong things one has done earlier. He should then try to rectify them.”

# “He (Amitabh Bachchan) is the institution of acting. First time I was very nervous to work with him. However, it's ok now. But, I wish to work with my Mom now.”

# “Hits and flops are not in my hand. We do our job to the best to our ability and leave the rest to the audience. Whatever the audience decides, we humbly accept it.”

# “I don't agree that the critics have praised me but the audience has rejected me. I have always maintained that if I were good in my film, even the audience would have liked it. I feel it is just matter of luck, time and destiny.”

(On finding out about his fan following in America)
# “Is that so? I didn't know about this. If it is true, then it is very sweet of the people there to love me. But, honestly, I have no idea of my fan following.”

# “An actor is disappointed when any film of his does not work at the box office. It's your film. You work hard on it. If it does not do well, you are bound to get upset.”

# “You try and analyze what went wrong. You try your best to identify the problem and rectify it. Like I said, you make a film with your point of view, perception and sensibility. But the audience may not agree with it.”

# “The judgement of the film - as far as its commercial success is concerned - depends on someone who has nothing to do with the film. The audience has got nothing to do with your perception and your film. They have paid their hard-earned money to see it. They will decide its fate.”

# “It is difficult to judge why my films didn't work. You have to keep trying and trying. Hopefully, you will click one day. But you have to keep trying.”

# “He (Father) says that apart from your hard work, it also depends on your luck. There is no particular formula in films that will click. You just have to hope that the audience will like your work. There is no set formula for films to click. If there was one, everybody would have made a hit film.”

# “I feel success comes to you when it is due. It is as simple as that. It is not in my hand as to when success will come to me. I cannot say if a film will be a success or a failure.”

# “I would like to believe all my films are different from each other. I have not consciously gone out to see whether I should experiment with this film or not. I just got the films I did. I agreed to do those films because the script or the director inspired me. I have never looked into details. I never felt 'Oh, this is a safe script' or 'That is a risky script'. I never thought about it that way before accepting a film.”

# “I am popular because of the audience. I am dumbfounded and grateful. The audiences have stood by me for so long. I hope I can repay them one day. I know it is tough. The only way I can repay my fans and the audience is to continue entertaining them. And that is what I am trying to do.”

# “I never give myself a time frame. I don't believe in setting a deadline for such matters. I believe in putting my heart and soul in whatever I am doing and making it success. I keep trying till I do it right.”

# “It is very difficult to prioritise a film. I cannot do it. I cannot and I will never be able to do that.”

# “I don't think any actor would like to be categorised or slotted. They would like to believe they are versatile. I would like to believe the same. But the audience categorises us. We have to deal with that. As of now, I am lucky to not be categorised.”

# “I would love to do comedy. But no such script has come to me so far. I am dying to do a comedy. I think it is hardest thing to do in acting. Hopefully, something will come my way later on.”

# “We are actors. Our job is to act. At the end of the day we have to remember we are acting.”

# “I try to bring in as much realism as possible. I do that by becoming observant. I sit with the director and understand my character and what I need to bring out in that character.”

# “If I come from a privileged family, it does not mean I cannot understand that character.”

# “Every time you sign with a new director, you have to adjust and find a rapport with them. It is just that it takes time a rapport to form between an actor and a director when they work with each other for the first time.”

# “There is no difference between a director from the south and a director from the north. We all are making a film. This is an entertainment industry. We all want to make good films.”

# “I hate chatting, simply because I can't type. It is an extremely painful experience, which is why I am not into Instant Messengers or chat rooms. We did a few chats when we were promoting 'Refugee', but that memory is a distant haze because we were doing so many things online at the time. In fact, I can't even remember seeing the official site of the movie.”

# “I have a Web cam similar to the one Jaggu Dada uses, but we were so horrified with the way we looked that, after trying it once, I have never used it again.”

# “The film industry teaches you a lot. And what you do realize very quickly is that as an actor, you have to realize it’s not about you, it was never about you. It’s about the film.”

# “I think it’s far tougher doing an ad. Within two minutes one has to say what one gets to say in nearly three hours in movies. So, yes, I enjoy doing ads,”

# “I don’t believe in luck. But at the end of the day it’s got to do with luck. That’s one thing you learn very quickly in the Indian film industry.”

# “Hrithik is a perfectionist. I believe that an actor should be imperfect… he should be surprising”

About Family

# “My dad and mom are too great for anyone to even try to be like them. So why should I even try?”

# “Every son would like to walk in his fathers shoes.”

# “I am so nervous when i'm around Dad. I can't even look at him!”

# “Please don't compare my father with Brando. It belittles both the actors who are big in their own fields. Even if my father plays The Godfather, he'll do so in his own way.”

About Co-Stars

# “She's (Aishwarya) my senior but she's been wonderful and a real pleasure to work with. She's professional, talented, warm and co-operative. She's gone out of her way to help me on the sets.”

# “Rani is a very, very good friend, and by far one of the best actors we have today. She doesn't need any help. She makes anybody she works with look good. And that's exactly what happened in 'Yuva'. I worked with her first in a movie called 'Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai'. I had a lot of trouble with her then, and I have the same trouble now. Evidently she hasn't grown in years!”

# “Well, Rani Mukherji is one of my best friends. Rani's and my chemistry work good together. People like to link the name of one with another. I never mind it. I have no time to dream of my soul mate. I am concentrating on my work. A relationship depends upon love and respect for each other.”

# “Hrithik's a perfectionist. I believe that an actor should be imperfect... he should be surprising.”

# “I am happy for Hrithik. I thought he gave a brilliant performance in Fiza.”

# “Nothing short of GREAT! Mani, as we all know, is a highly acclaimed and respected director. It was definitely my dream to work with him. I am happy I worked with him early in my career. He is just brilliant. I do not have enough words to explain the experience of working with someone like Mani. It is a great honour to be in his film. Apart from what he does in films, he is also a great guy.”

# “A director is a director. Like every actor, each director has his own unique way of working. They have unique approaches to their art and craft. Mani is no different. Like other directors, he has his own style.”

# “It is wonderful to work with so many cast members (Ajay Devgan, Vivek Oberoi, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor and Esha Deol). They are all my good friends. I have worked with Rani in my earlier films. She is a good friend. Ajay is like an elder brother. This is the first time I am working with Vivek. He is a great actor. There was a great sense of camaraderie on the sets. If you have people like Ajay and Vivek on the sets, it will be fun. We kept fooling around.”

# “It was tragic when Vivek got hurt (during the shoots of Yuva). We all were concerned about him.”

# “Antara is an immensely gifted artiste and somebody you have to be very 'prepared' in front of. You know when she walks on to the set that she knows her job, she's immensely prepared.”

# “I am what I am because of my surname. (about working with his father) I am stunned and speechless. I tend to freeze or fumble before him. Watching him work is a revelation in itself.”

# “ (about his appearance in "Salaam Namaste") Hey. I don't do guest appearances! I wasn't a guest in Hum Tum. I'm not a guest in Salaam Namaste. I don't believe in them. It's highly immature. There's something detached about the term. It's almost like you're doing the film a favor when in fact I chose to be in Salaam Namaste because I wanted to be in it. I come in as a surprise.”

# “It's not about being Mr. Popular, it's about doing what you think is right. I like to believe I am able to do that.”
# “It is very difficult to prioritise a film. I cannot do it. I cannot and I will never be able to do that.”

# “Hits and flops are not in my hand. We do our job to the best to our ability and leave the rest to the audience. Whatever the audience decides, we humbly accept it.”

# “I love dancing, but I am not very good at it.”

Abhishek Bachchan Movies list







Year

Title

Role



2000

Refugee

Refugee



2000

Dhai Akshar Prem Ke

Karan Khanna



2000

Tera Jadoo Chal Gaya

Kabir Srivastav



2001

Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai

Surajchand Shrivastav



2002

Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya

Shiv Kapoor



2002

Shararat

Rahul Khanna



2002

Om Jai Jagadish

Jagadish Batra



2002

Desh

Anjaan



2003

Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon

Prem Kumar



2003

Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost

Kanji



2003

Kuch Naa Kaho

Raj



2003

Zameen

ACP Jaideep "Jai" Rai



2003

LOC Kargil

Lt. Vikram Batra



2004

Run

Siddharth



2004

Yuva

Lallan Singh



2004

Hum Tum

Sameer



2004

Dhoom

ACP Jai Dixit



2004

Phir Milenge

Tarun Anand



2004

Rakht

Manav



2004

Naach

Abhinav



2005

Bunty Aur Babli

Rakesh Trivedi / Bunty



2005

Sarkar

Shankar Nagre



2005

Dus

Shashank Dheer



2005

Antar Mahal

Brij Bhushan



2005

Salaam Namaste

Dr. Vijay Kumar / Narrator



2005

Home Delivery: Aapko... Ghar Tak




2005

Ek Ajnabee




2005

Neal n' Nikki




2005

Bluffmaster

Roy Kapoor



2006

Alag




2006

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

Rishi Talwar



2006

Lage Raho Munna Bhai

Sunny Khurana



2006

Umrao Jaan

Nawab Sultan Khan



2006

Dhoom 2

ACP Jai Dixit



2007

Guru

Gurukant K. Desai



2007

Shootout at Lokhandwala

Abhishek Mahatre



2007

Jhoom Barabar Jhoom

Rikki Thukral



2007

Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag




2007

Laaga Chunari Mein Daag

Rohan Varma



2007

Om Shanti Om

Himself



2008

Sarkar Raj

Shankar Nagre



2008

Mission Istaanbul




2008

Drona

Aditya/Drona



2008

Dostana

Sameer



2009

Luck by Chance

Himself



2009

Delhi-6

Roshan Mehra



2009

Paa

Amol Arte



2010

Raavan

Beera



2010

Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey

Surya Sen



2011

Game

Neil Menon



2011

Dum Maro Dum

ACP Vishnu Kamath



2012

Players




2012

Bol Bachchan




2013

Dhoom 3

ACP Jai Dixit