Jimmy Shergill

Jimmy Shergill
ਜਿੰਮੀ ਸ਼ੇਰਗਿਲ
Born Jasjit Singh Gill
(1970-12-03) 3 December 1970
Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Other names Jimmy Shergill
Education Punjabi University, Patiala
Occupation Actor, Producer
Years active 1996-present
Religion Sikh [1]
Spouse(s) Priyanka (m. 2001)
Children Veer

Jasjit Singh Gill (Punjabi: ਜਸਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਗਿੱਲ; born December 3, 1970), commonly known as Jimmy Shergill is an Indian actor and film producer who works in Bollywood and Punjabi Cinema films.[2] Shergill started his acting career in 1996 with the critically acclaimed film Maachis based on Punjabi Sikh nationalist movement.

Early life

Shergill was born in a Sikh family in Deokahia village, Sardarnagar, Gorakhpur district, Uttar Pradesh. He hails from a family of land owners and distillers, and his paternal great aunt was the famous Indian painter Amrita Sher-Gil.[3]

He studied at St. Francis' College, Lucknow for a few years and then moved to Punjab, the place of his ancestors, in 1985. He studied at The Punjab Public School, Nabha and at Bikram College, Punjabi University, Patiala.[4]

He went to Mumbai after a cousin convinced him to try his luck in the film industry. There, he attended Roshan Taneja's acting classes.[3]

Film career

Hindi films

Shergill started his acting career in 1996 with the critically acclaimed film Maachis directed by Gulzar based on terrorism in Punjab. The film did reasonably well at the box office and got him noticed by all the top filmmakers in the industry which led him to being cast in Aditya Chopra's Mohabbatein alongside stalwarts like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Aishwarya Rai. He's consistently won rave reviews for all his performances in films like Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (2002), Haasil (2003), Munna Bhai MBBS (2003), Yahaan (2005), Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006), Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007), A Wednesday (2008), My Name is Khan (2010), Tanu Weds Manu (2011), Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster (2011), Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns (2013), Special 26 (2013), Bullett Raja (2013), Fugly (2014) and Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015). He also worked with rising star of the time Amisha Patel in Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar (2001). He won the Star Guild Awards previously known as Apsara guild awards for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for a movie A Wednesday![5]

Punjabi films

He started acting in Punjabi Films in 2005 with Manmohan Singh's Yaaran Naal Baharan which did well at the box office. He went on to act in several other Punjabi films. He is currently one of the top actors in the industry, and some of the films he's acted in have been hits. He plans to produce and act in one Punjabi film every year for which he's signed a deal with Bollywood production house Eros International. His first film as a producer Dharti released in 2011 and did well at the box office.[6] The next production from his company was Taur Mittran Di, that released in May 2012. He's lined up two more films for production the multi star cast Saadi Love Story in which he's cast Diljit Dosanjh, Amrinder Gill, Neetu Singh, Surveen Chawla and himself in a cameo and another film titled Rangeelay which casts him in the lead with Neha Dhupia.

Personal life

Shergill married his long time girlfriend Priyanka in 2001.[7] They have a son named Veer.[8]

He has changed the spelling of his surname to Shiergill because the name Jimmy Shergill was already used on social media.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
1996 Maachis Jaimal as Jasjit Shergill (debut Hindi film)
1999 Jahan Tum Le Chalo Akash
2000 Mohabbatein Karan Choudhry
2001 Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar Jai Bharadwaj
2002 Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai Rohit Khanna
2002 Dil Hai Tumhara Samir
2002 Dil Vil Pyar Vyar Hrithik Mittal
2002 Kehtaa Hai Dil Baar Baar Sunny Dhiman
2003 Haasil Aniruddha 'Ani' Sharma As Writer
2003 Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. Zaheer
2004 Agnipankh Siddharth Singh
2004 Charas Dev Anand
2004 Hum Tum Mihir
2005 Silsilay Tarun
2005 Prateeksha Dr. Karan
2005 Yahaan Captain Aman
2006 Umar Shashank
2006 Tom Dick and Harry Harry
2006 Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota Hemant Punj
2006 Lage Raho Munna Bhai Victor D'Souza
2006 Bas Ek Pal Rahul Kher
2006 Rehguzar Rahul Khanna
2007 Eklavya: The Royal Guard Udaywardhan
2007 Delhii Heights Abhi
2007 Raqeeb Sunny Khanna
2007 Victoria No. 203 Jimmy Joseph
2007 Chhodon Naa Yaar Ravi
2007 Dus Kahaniyaan Kabir
2007 Strangers Rahul
2008 Hastey Hastey Neel
2008 A Wednesday! Arif Khan
2010 My Name Is Khan Zakir Khan
2010 A Flat Rahul Verma
2011 Tanu Weds Manu Raja Awasthi
2011 Game Vikram Kapoor
2011 Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Aditya Partap Singh / Saheb
2012 Dangerous Ishhq ACP Singh
2012 Shoebite
2013 Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster ReturnsAditya Partap Singh/SahebBest Actor Award at 11th Norway Bollywood Film Festival in Oslo.[10]
2013 Special Chabbis SI Ranveer Singh
2013 Rajdhani Express Dy.Commissioner Yadav
2013 Bullet Raja Rudra
2014 Fugly Chautala
2014 Darr @ the Mall Vishnu Sharma
2014 Kolkata Junction
2014 Bang Bang! Viren Nanda
2015 Tanu Weds Manu Returns Raja Awasthi
2015 Uvaa SP
2016 Shortcut Safari Chief Jimmy
2016 Traffic Gurbir Singh
2016 Shorgul Ranjit Om
2016 Madaari Nachiket Verma
2016 Happy Bhaag Jayegi Daman Singh Bhaaga
2016 Yea Toh Two Much Ho Gayaa Mann\ Mohan
2016 Dil Saala Sanki


Year Film Role Notes
2005 Yaaran Nal Baharan Navdeep Singh Brar / Deep Debut Punjabi film
2006 Mannat Nihal singh
2009 Tera Mera Ki Rishta Meet
2009 Munde U.K. De Roop Singh
2010 Mel Karade Rabba Rajveer Gill PTC Best Actor Award
2011 Dharti Jaideep Singh Wadala / Jay Singh PTC Best Film (Critics) Award
2013 Saadi Love Story Rajveer Special Appearance
2013 Rangeelay Sunny/Bobby
2014 Aa Gaye Munde U.K. De Roop Singh Nominated - PTC Best Actor Award
2015 Hero 'Naam Yaad Rakhi' Hero
2015 Shareek Jassa / Zorawar
2016 Vaisakhi List Jarnail
2017 Bandookan Nirmal With Geeta Zaildar & Monica Bedi


Year Film
2011 Dharti
2012 Taur Mittran Di
2013 Saadi Love Story
2013 Rangeelay


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  2. "Hindustan Times Chat With Jimmy Shergill". Hindustan Times. 21 November 2002. Retrieved 21 November 2002.
  3. 1 2 Gupta, Priya (12 June 2014). "Jimmy Sheirgill: No one in my family spoke to me for over a year when I became a cut Surd". Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  4. "Hindustan Times Celeb Chat With Jimmy". Hindustan Times. 3 August 2006. Retrieved 3 August 2006.
  5. "Jimmy shergill Awards". Imdb.
  6. "Business Today - Punjab Takes Center Stage With Its Own Hits". Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  7. "Jimmy Shergill: Marriage bliss!". Times of India. 26 April 2001. Retrieved 13 February 2010.
  8. "In His Own Space". Mid Day. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  9. Nijher, Jaspreet (25 March 2014). "I am not politically inclined: Jimmy Sheirgill". Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  10. "Tigmanshu Dhulia wins Best Director at Norway Bollywood film festival". September 18, 2013. Hindustan Times. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
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