Jimmy Sheirgill

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Jimmy Sheirgill
Jimmy Shergill.jpg
Sheirgill in 2016
Jasjit Singh Gill

3 December 1970 (1970-12-03) (age 51)
Other namesJimmy Shergill
EducationPunjabi University
Years active1996–present
Priyanka Puri
(m. 2001)

Jimmy Sheirgill (born Jasjit Singh Gill; 3 December 1970), also credited as Jimmy Shergill, is an Indian actor and film producer who works in Hindi and Punjabi films.[1]

Sheirgill began his film career with the 1996 thriller Maachis. His breakthrough came with the blockbuster musical romantic drama Mohabbatein (2000), which became the highest-grossing Bollywood film of the year, following which he starred in several other box-office hits including Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (2002), Munna Bhai M.B.B.S (2003), Hum Tum (2004), A Wednesday! (2008), Tanu Weds Manu (2011), Special 26 (2013), Happy Bhag Jayegi (2016) and De De Pyaar De (2019). His highest-grossing releases came with the comedy-drama Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006), the drama film My Name Is Khan (2010) and the romantic comedy Tanu Weds Manu: Returns (2015), all of which rank among the highest-grossing Indian films of all time. The latter earned him a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Sheirgill 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).

Early life[edit]

Jimmy Sheirgill was born into a jat family of Punjabi Sikh aristocracy,[2] 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 his ancestral home state of Punjab, in 1985. He studied at The Punjab Public School, Nabha and at Bikram College, Punjabi University, Patiala.[4] He completed his graduation degree from Post Graduate Government College - 11, Chandigarh, Panjab University.[5]

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]


Hindi films[edit]

Sheirgill 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), Dil Hai Tumhaara (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![6]

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.[7] 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]

Sheirgill married his long time girlfriend Priyanka in 2001.[8] They have a son named Veer.[9]

He changed the spelling of his surname "Shergill" to Sheirgill because the name Jimmy Shergill was already used on social media.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
1996 Maachis Jaimal Singh alias Jimmy
1999 Jahan Tum Le Chalo Aakash
2000 Mohabbatein Karan Choudhry
2001 Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar Jai Bharadwaj
2002 Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai Rohit Khanna
Dil Hai Tumhaara Sameer
Dil Vil Pyar Vyar Hrithik Mittal
Kehtaa Hai Dil Baar Baar Sunny Dhiman
2003 Haasil Aniruddha 'Ani' Sharma
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. Zaheer Ali
2004 Agnipankh Siddharth Singh
Charas Dev Anand
Hum Tum Mihir Vora
2005 Silsiilay Tarun
Yahaan Captain Aman
2006 Prateeksha Dr. Karan
Umar Shashank Dutt
Tom, Dick, and Harry Harshvardhan "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 Prince Udaywardhan Rana
Delhii Heights Abheer (Abhi)
Raqeeb Sunny Khanna
Victoria No. 203 Jimmy Joseph
Chhodon Naa Yaar Ravi
Dus Kahaniyaan Kabir
Strangers Rahul
2008 Hastey Hastey Neel
A Wednesday! Inspector Arif Khan
2009 Bachelor Party Rocky
Marega Salaa Inspector Jay Kumar
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 Pratap Singh/Saheb
2012 Dangerous Ishhq ACP Bhargav Singh
Shoebite N/A Unreleased
2013 Rajdhani Express DCP Yadav
Special 26 SI Ranveer Singh
Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns Aditya Pratap Singh/Saheb [11]
Four Two Ka One Vijay Kumar
Bullett Raja Rudra Tripathi
2014 Fugly Inspector R.S. Chautala
Darr @ The Mall Vishnu Sharma/Arjun
Bang Bang! Colonel Viren Nanda Cameo
2015 Tanu Weds Manu: Returns Raja Awasthi Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Uvaa S.P Tejaveer Singh
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
Dil Sala Sanki Bachcha Babu
Mahayoddha Rama Laxman (Voice)
2017 Shubh Mangal Saavdhan Himself Guest appearance
Ranchi Diaries Jimmy Sheirgill, A Cop [12]
2018 Mukkabaaz Bhagwandas Mishra
Veerey Ki Wedding Balli Arora
Phamous Radhe Shyam
Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3 Aditya Pratap Singh/Saheb
Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi Daman Singh Bagga
2019 SP Chauhan Thakur Satpal Chauhan
Gun Pe Done Pancham
De De Pyaar De Vakil aka VK
Family Of Thakurganj Nannu
Jhootha Kahin Ka Tommy Pandey
Judgementall Hai Kya Sridhar Awasthi
P Se Pyaar F Se Faraar Rajveer Singh
Pati Patni Aur Woh Narrator
2021 Collar Bomb Manoj Hesi


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Yaaran Naal Baharan Navdeep Singh Brar/Deep
2006 Mannat Nihal Singh
2009 Tera Mera Ki Rishta Meet
2009 Munde U.K. De Roop Singh
2010 Mel Karade Rabba Rajveer Gill
2011 Dharti Jaideep Singh Wadala/Jay Singh
2013 Saadi Love Story Rajveer Cameo
2013 Rangeelay Sunny/Bobby
2014 Aa Gaye Munde U.K. De Roop Singh
2015 Hero Naam Yaad Rakhi Hero
2015 Shareek Jassa/Zorawar
2016 Vaisakhi List Jarnail Singh
2017 Jindua Karamjeet Singh/Karma
2018 Daana Paani Mehtab Singh
2022 Shareek 2 Jaswant Singh Randhawa/Fateh Singh Randhawa Now in theatres!


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


Year Title Role Network Notes
2019 Rangbaaz Phirse Amar Pal Singh ZEE5
2020–present Your Honor Judge Bishan Khosla SonyLIV


  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. ^ "The Indian Frida Kahlo".
  3. ^ 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". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Hindustan Times Celeb Chat With Jimmy". Hindustan Times. 3 August 2006. Archived from the original on 13 September 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2006.
  5. ^ "My Fundays 11-08-2005". www.telegraphindia.com. Archived from the original on 26 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Jimmy shergill Awards". Imdb.
  7. ^ "Business Today - Punjab Takes Center Stage With Its Own Hits". Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  8. ^ "Jimmy Shergill: Marriage bliss!". Times of India. 26 April 2001. Retrieved 13 February 2010.
  9. ^ "In His Own Space". Mid-Day. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  10. ^ Nijher, Jaspreet (25 March 2014). "I am not politically inclined: Jimmy Sheirgill". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Tigmanshu Dhulia wins Best Director at Norway Bollywood film festival". September 18, 2013. Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 20 September 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  12. ^ "Anupam Kher releases poster of 'Ranchi Diaries' in Mumbai's Kherwadi | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". dna. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2017.

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