Jimmy Shergill

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Jimmy Shergill
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Born Jasjit Singh Gill
(1970-12-03) 3 December 1970 (age 43)
Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Occupation Actor, Producer
Years active 1992-present
Religion Sikhism [1]
Spouse(s) Priyanka Puri

Jimmy Shergill' (born 3 December 1970), is an Indian actor and film producer who works in Hindi and Punjabi films.[2]

Biography[edit]

Shergill was born into a Sikh Punjabi family in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh his father's name is Satyajit Singh Shergill and he is a Painter. Satyajit Singh Shergill (Frankie) is the nephew of renowned painter Amrita Sher-Gil. He studied in St. Paul's College, Lucknow for few years and then moved to Punjab, the place of his ancestors, in 1985 where he studied in The Punjab Public School, Nabha and Bikram College, Punjabi University, Patiala.[3] He learnt acting from Sri Harpal Singh, and then moved to Mumbai to work in the entertainment industry. He's married to Priyanka Puri from Delhi[4] and they have a son named Veer Shergill.[5]

Film career[edit]

Hindi Films[edit]

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, Haasil, Munna Bhai, Yahaan, Lage Raho Munnabhai, Eklavya: The Royal Guard, A Wednesday, My Name is Khan, Tanu Weds Manu, Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster, Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns, Special 26, Bullett Raja and Fugly. He also worked with rising star of the time Amisha patel in Yeh Zindagi ka Safar.

Punjabi Films[edit]

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.°≈≈≈≠≤≥−

Filmography[edit]

Hindi[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Maachis Jaimal
1999 Jahan Tum Le Chalo Akash
2000 Mohabbatein Karan Choudhry
2001 Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar Jai Bharadvaj
2002 Kehtaa Hai Dil Baar Baar Sunny Dhiman
2002 Dil Hai Tumhara Samir
2002 Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai Rohit Khanna
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 Nikhil Mathur
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
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 Returns Aditya Partap Singh/Saheb Best Actor Award at 11th Norway Bollywood Film Festival in Oslo.[7]
2013 Special Chabbis SI Ranveer Singh
2013 Rajdhani Express Dy.Commissioner Yadav
2013 Bullet Raja Rudra
2014 Fugly Chautala
2014 Traffic Gurbir Singh
2014 Darr @ the Mall Vishnu Sharma
2014 Kolkata Junction

Punjabi[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2005 Yaaran Naal Baharan Navdeep Singh Brar / Deep Debut Punjabi film
2006 Mannat jaskaran 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 Special Appearance Producer
2013 Rangeelay [8] Sunny/Bobby
2013 Mitro - Mitro Himmat Kakra
2014 Aa Gaye Munde U.K. De Roop Singh

Producer[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://m.koimoi.com/actor/jimmy-shergill
  2. ^ "Hindustan Times Chat With Jimmy Shergill". Hindustan Times. 21 November 2002. Retrieved 21 November 2002. 
  3. ^ "Hindustan Times Celeb Chat With Jimmy". Hindustan Times. 3 August 2006. Retrieved 3 August 2006. 
  4. ^ "Jimmy Shergill: Marriage bliss!". Times of India. 26 April 2001. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "In His Own Space". Mid Day. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Business Today - Punjab Takes Center Stage With Its Own Hits". Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Tigmanshu Dhulia wins Best Director at Norway Bollywood film festival". September 18, 2013. Hindustan Times. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Rangeelay - Jimmy Shergill Punjabi Movie". Punjabiportal.com. Punjabiportal.com. Retrieved 2013-03-21. 

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