Jimmy Sheirgill

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Jimmy Shergill
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Shergill in 2016
Jasjit Singh Gill

(1970-12-03) 3 December 1970 (age 48)
Other namesJimmy Shergill
EducationPunjabi University, Patiala
Years active1996-present
Priyanka Puri (m. 2001)

Jasjit Singh Gill (born 3 December 1970), better known as Jimmy Shergill, is an Indian actor and film producer who works in Hindi and Punjabi films.[1] Shergill started his acting career in 1996 with the film Maachis based on the Khalistan movement and rose to prominence with the musical romantic blockbuster Mohabbatein.

Subsequently he featured in several commercially successful films including Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai and Dil Hai Tumhaara (2002), Munnabhai M.B.B.S. (2003), Hum Tum (2004), Tom Dick and Harry and Lage Raho Munnabhai (both 2006), A Wednesday! (2008), My Name Is Khan (2010), Tanu Weds Manu (2011), Special 26 (2013), Bang Bang (2014), Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015) and Happy Bhaag Jayegi (2016).

He made his Punjabi film debut with Yaaran Naal Baharan in 2005. His notable work in Punjabi cinema include Mel Karade Rabba(2010), Dharti (2011), Aa Gaye Munde U.K. De (2014), Shareek (2015) and Daana Paani (2018). He is married to Priyanka Puri with whom he has a son.

Early life[edit]

Jimmy Shergill was born in a Punjabi jat Sikh family in Deokahia village, Sardarnagar, Gorakhpur district, Uttar Pradesh.[citation needed] He hails from a family of land owners and distillers, and his paternal great aunt was the famous Indian painter Amrita Sher-Gil.[2] Amrita Sher-Gil hailed from the prominent Majithia family of Punjab.

He studied at St. Francis' College, Lucknow for a few years and then moved to his home Punjab, the place of his ancestors, in 1985. He studied at The Punjab Public School, Nabha and at Bikram College, Punjabi University, Patiala.[3]

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.[2]

Film career[edit]

Hindi films[edit]

Shergill started his acting career in 1996 with the critically acclaimed film Maachis, directed by Gulzar, based on the 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 has consistently won rave reviews for all his performances in films such as 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![4]

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 has acted in have been hits. He plans to produce and act in one Punjabi film every year, for which he has 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.[5] The next production from his company was Taur Mittran Di, that was released in May 2012. He has 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[edit]

Shergill married his long time girlfriend Priyanka in 2001.[6] They have a son named Veer.[7]

He has changed the spelling of his surname "Shergill" to Sheirgill because the name Jimmy Shergill was already used on social media.[8]



Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
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
Dil Hai Tumhaara Samir
Dil Vil Pyar Vyar Hrithik Mittal
Kehtaa Hai Dil Baar Baar Sunny Dhiman
2003 Haasil Aniruddha 'Ani' Sharma As Writer
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. Zaheer
2004 Agnipankh Siddharth Singh
Charas Dev Anand
Hum Tum Mihir
2005 Silsiilay Tarun
Yahaan Captain Aman
2006 Prateeksha Dr. Karan
Umar Shashank
Tom Dick and Harry Harry
Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota Hemant Punj
Lage Raho Munna Bhai Victor D'Souza
Bas Ek Pal Rahul Kher
Rehguzar Rahul Khanna
2007 Eklavya: The Royal Guard Udaywardhan
Delhii Heights Abhi
Raqeeb Sunny Khanna
Victoria No. 203 Jimmy Joseph
Chhodon Naa Yaar Ravi
Dus Kahaniyaan Kabir
Strangers Rahul
2008 Hastey Hastey Neel
A Wednesday! Arif Khan
2009 Maregaa Salaa Inspector Jay
2010 My Name Is Khan Zakir Khan
A Flat Rahul Verma
2011 Tanu Weds Manu Raja Awasthi
Game Vikram Kapoor
Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Aditya Partap Singh / Saheb
2012 Dangerous Ishhq ACP Singh
2013 Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns Aditya Partap Singh/Saheb Best Actor Award at 11th Norway Bollywood Film Festival in Oslo.[9]
Special 26 SI Ranveer Singh
Rajdhani Express Dy.Commissioner Yadav
Bullett Raja Rudra
2014 Fugly Chautala
Darr @ the Mall Vishnu Sharma
Kolkata Junction
Bang Bang! Viren Nanda
2015 Tanu Weds Manu: Returns Raja Awasthi
Uvaa SP
2016 Shortcut Safari Chief Jimmy
Traffic Gurbir Singh
Shorgul Ranjit Om
Madaari Nachiket Verma
Happy Bhag Jayegi Daman Singh Bagga
Yea Toh Two Much Ho Gayaa Mann\ Mohan
2017 Shubh Mangal Saavdhan Himself Special Appearance
Ranchi Diaries Jimmy Sheirgill, a cop [10]
2018 Mukkabaaz Bhagwandas Mishra
Veerey Ki Wedding Balli
Phamous Radhe Shyam
Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3 Aditya Pratap Singh
Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi Daman Singh Bagga
Gun Pe Done
Zero Special Appearance
2019 Tom, Dick and Harry 2 Harry
Family Of Thakurganj dagger
De De Pyaar De dagger


Year Film Role Notes
2005 Yaaran Naal 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 Jindua Karamjeet Singh / Karma With Sargun Mehta and Neeru Bajwa
2018 Daana Paani Mehtab Singh With Simi Chahal


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


  1. ^ "Hindustan Times Chat With Jimmy Shergill". Hindustan Times. 21 November 2002. Archived from the original on 9 November 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2002.
  2. ^ a b 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.
  3. ^ "Hindustan Times Celeb Chat With Jimmy". Hindustan Times. 3 August 2006. Archived from the original on 13 September 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2006.
  4. ^ "Jimmy shergill Awards". Imdb.
  5. ^ "Business Today - Punjab Takes Center Stage With Its Own Hits". Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  6. ^ "Jimmy Shergill: Marriage bliss!". Times of India. 26 April 2001. Retrieved 13 February 2010.
  7. ^ "In His Own Space". Mid Day. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  8. ^ Nijher, Jaspreet (25 March 2014). "I am not politically inclined: Jimmy Sheirgill". Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Tigmanshu Dhulia wins Best Director at Norway Bollywood film festival". September 18, 2013. Hindustan Times. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  10. ^ "Anupam Kher releases poster of 'Ranchi Diaries' in Mumbai's Kherwadi | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". dna. 2017-08-07. Retrieved 2017-08-08.

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