1) John was born to a Malayali Nasrani father and a Parsi mother, his Parsi name is Farhan Irani.
2) John was an athlete while in school and used to participate in 100 m and 200 m races. He represented his school for 100 m races in district level.
3) John proudly holds a bachelors degree in Economics from Jai Hind college, Mumbai.
4) Hrithik Roshan, Uday Chopra and Abhishek Bacchhan are his best friends and studied in the same school- Bombay Scottish School.
5) John's father was a cancer patient. He fought and survived the deadly disease. He claims to have learned a lot from his dad’s strength and his mother’s care.
6) John is a complete gadget freak, invested in developing a game for cell phones and he named it 'velocity'.
7) John bought his first bike at the age of 18, (Yamaha Re 350) for 17500/-. He now owns an Audi Q7, Yamaha R1, and a Maruti Gypsy. Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 is his recent buy.
8) John was a smoker once but he quit the habit for better and healthier lifestyle.
9) John went to Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Laboratory and did an acting course to learn the basics while starring in his small modeling assignments.