John Cawas was a stunt performer who belonged to the Bollywood industry. He was born in the year 1910 at Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. John was a body builder and has also won the All India Body Builder Championship in the year 1930. He made his debut as a swordsman with the Hindi film named Hunterwali directed by Homi Wadia, starring Fearless Nadia and Boman Shroff, which released in the year 1935.

John Cawas is well known for essaying the character of Tarzan in several movies like Toorfani Tarzan directed by Homi Wadia, Jungle King, and Sher-e-Bhagdad, etc. His last film was in the year 1981 named Khilari. He died on the 4th of October 1993 at Mumbai, Maharashtra.