In 2005 he starred in the supernatural thriller Kaal and the comedy Garam Masala both of which did well at the box office. Later that year he had a major role in the critically acclaimed film Water, which portrayed the tragic fate of Hindu widows in colonial India (See British India). The film was written and directed by independent Canadian film-maker Deepa Mehta. The film was popular overseas, and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 79th Academy Awards, which exposed John to a more international audience.
In the summer of 2006, he performed at the "Rockstars Concert" along with fellow bollywood stars, Salman Khan, Zayed Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Esha Deol, Shahid Kapoor and Mallika Sherawat. In the same year, he starred in the films Zinda, Taxi No 9211, Baabul and Kabul Express (2006). Among these Taxi No 9211 , Kabul Express were substantially successful.
Nikhil Advani's multi-starrer, Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love was Abraham's first release in 2007. The movie failed to do well at the Indian box office, but was successful in the overseas market. His last two 2007 releases were the offbeat thriller No Smoking and the sports film Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal.
John loves wearing jeans and his own brand (JA) clothes.
|2003||Jism||Kabir Lal||Nomination, Filmfare Best Debut Award|
|Saaya||Dr. Akash "Akki"|
|Lakeer - Forbidden Lines||Saahil|
|Dhoom||Kabir||Nomination, Filmfare Best Villain Award|
|Viruddh... Family Comes First||Amar|
|2006||Zinda||Rohit Chopra||Nomination, Filmfare Best Villain Award|
|Taxi Number 9211||Jai Mittal|
|Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna||DJ||Special Appearance in song Where's The Party Tonight?|
|Baabul||Rajat Verma||Nomination, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award|
|Kabul Express||Suhel Khan|
|2007||Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love||Ashutosh|
|Hattrick||Himself||Special Appearance in song Wicket Bacha|
|Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal||Sunny Bhasin|
|2008||Dostana||Kunal||Releasing on November 14, 2008|
|Aashayein||Rahul Sharma||awaiting release|
|Little Zizou||Arjun||Special Appearance|
|Hook Ya Crook||Pre-production|