Shergill in 2016
Jasjit Singh Gill
3 December 1970
|Other names||Jimmy Shergill|
|Education||Punjabi University, Patiala|
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.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 .
Hindi, or Modern Standard Hindi is a standardised and Sanskritised register of the Hindustani language. Hindi, written in the Devanagari script, is one of the official languages of India, along with the English language. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages of the Republic of India. However, it is not the national language of India because no language was given such a status in the Indian constitution.
Punjabi is an Indo-Aryan language with more than 100 million native speakers in the Indian subcontinent and spread with the Punjabi diaspora worldwide. It is the native language of the Punjabi people, an ethnic group of the cultural region of Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent, which extends from northwest India through eastern Pakistan.
Maachis is a 1996 Indian Hindi period political thriller film directed by Gulzar and produced by R. V. Pandit. It stars Om Puri, Tabu, Chandrachur Singh and Jimmy Sheirgill in the lead roles. The film portrays the circumstances surrounding the rise of the Sikh insurgency in Punjab in the 1980s and traces the transformation of a youth from a boy next door to a dreaded terrorist bent on wreaking vengeance.
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).
Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai is a 2002 Indian Bollywood film directed by Sanjay Gadhvi and produced by Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra under Yash Raj Films. The film starred Uday Chopra, Jimmy Sheirgill, Bipasha Basu and Tulip Joshi. The film was said to be partly inspired by My Best Friend's Wedding (1997). The director Gadhvi, however, claims that he mainly drew from earlier Hindi films and that My Best Friend's Wedding only provided less than 1% of the inspiration for his film. The film did good business at the box office and was declared "Hit". The film was officially offered to Amisha Patel, however the actress refused to do the film because she don't want to work with flop actors in the beginning of the career after giving back to back blockbuster movies. Surprised and shocked by Amisha's attitude Yash Raj banner decided not to work her in any of the films produced under their banner.
Dil Hai Tumhaara is a 2002 Indian Hindi romantic comedy and family film directed by Kundan Shah starring Rekha, Preity Zinta, Mahima Chaudhry, Arjun Rampal, Jimmy Sheirgill and Alok Nath. It performed poorly at the Indian box office. Zinta's performance
Hum Tum is a 2004 Indian romantic comedy film directed by Kunal Kohli and produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra under their Yash Raj Films banner. The movie stars Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji in the lead roles.
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.
Yaaran Naal Baharan is a Punjabi feature film, released in 2005. It stars Jimmy Sheirgill in the lead role with Juhi Babbar. It was directed by Manmohan Singh. It is one of the very successful movie in Punjabi cinema.
Mel Karade Rabba is a 2010 Punjabi film directed by Navaniat Singh with story, screenplay and dialogue by Dheeraj Rattan; produced by Rajan Batra and Vivek Ohri; and starring Jimmy Sheirgill and Neeru Bajwa in the lead roles. Pop singer Gippy Grewal makes his acting debut as the antagonist. Amar Noorie, Sunita Dhir and Shavinder Mahal.
Dharti is a 2011 Indian Punjabi political suspense thriller film directed by Navaniat Singh with story, screenplay and dialogues by Manoj Jha. Dharti was produced by Darshan Singh Grewal, J.S. Kataria and Jimmy Sheirgill, and stars Jimmy Sheirgill, Surveen Chawla, Rannvijay Singh, Japji Khera, Prem Chopra, Rahul Dev, Binnu Dhillon and Shavinder Mahal. It was released on 21 April in Australia and on 22 April 2011 globally. The film was to be made in Hindi but, on much insistence of Shergill, the producers and the directors agreed to make it in Punjabi.
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. Amrita Sher-Gil hailed from the prominent Majithia family of Punjab.
The Punjabis or Punjabi people are an ethnic group associated with the Punjab region in South Asia, specifically in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, presently divided between Punjab, India and Punjab, Pakistan. They speak Punjabi, a language from the Indo-Aryan language family. The name Punjab literally means the land of five waters in Persian: panj ("five") āb ("waters"). The name of the region was introduced by the Turko-Persian conquerors of the Indian subcontinent. The historical Punjab region is often referred to as the breadbasket in both India and Pakistan.
Gorakhpur is a district of Uttar Pradesh in India. It is one of the major and largest districts of Uttar Pradesh. Gorakhpur is the administrative headquarters of the district.
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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.
St. Francis' College is a senior secondary boys-only private school in Lucknow, India, established and administered by The Catholic Diocese of Lucknow, a charitable religious society. The college was founded in 1885 as St. Francis' School and Orphanage. The school is named after its patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi.
Lucknow is the capital city of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, and is also the administrative headquarters of the eponymous district and division. It is the eleventh most populous city and the twelfth most populous urban agglomeration of India. Lucknow has always been known as a multicultural city that flourished as a North Indian cultural and artistic hub, and the seat of power of Nawabs in the 18th and 19th centuries. It continues to be an important centre of governance, administration, education, commerce, aerospace, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology, design, culture, tourism, music and poetry.
Nabha is a historic city and municipal council in the Patiala district to the south-west of the Indian state of Punjab. It was the capital of the former Nabha State.
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.
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!
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.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.
Shergill married his long time girlfriend Priyanka in 2001.They have a son named Veer.
He has changed the spelling of his surname "Shergill" to Sheirgill because the name Jimmy Shergill was already used on social media.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1996||Maachis||Jaimal||as Jasjit Shergill (debut Hindi film)|
|1999||Jahan Tum Le Chalo||Akash|
|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|
|Tom Dick and Harry||Harry|
|Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota||Hemant Punj|
|Lage Raho Munna Bhai||Victor D'Souza|
|Bas Ek Pal||Rahul Kher|
|2007||Eklavya: The Royal Guard||Udaywardhan|
|Victoria No. 203||Jimmy Joseph|
|Chhodon Naa Yaar||Ravi|
|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|
|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.|
|Special 26||SI Ranveer Singh|
|Rajdhani Express||Dy.Commissioner Yadav|
|Darr @ the Mall||Vishnu Sharma|
|Bang Bang!||Viren Nanda|
|2015||Tanu Weds Manu: Returns||Raja Awasthi|
|2016||Shortcut Safari||Chief Jimmy|
|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|
|Veerey Ki Wedding||Balli|
|Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3||Aditya Pratap Singh|
|Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi||Daman Singh Bagga|
|Gun Pe Done|
|2019||Tom, Dick and Harry 2||Harry|
| Family Of Thakurganj |
| De De Pyaar De |
|2005||Yaaran Naal Baharan||Navdeep Singh Brar / Deep||Debut Punjabi film|
|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|
|2014||Aa Gaye Munde U.K. De||Roop Singh||Nominated - PTC Best Actor Award|
|2015||Hero Naam Yaad Rakhi||Hero|
|2015||Shareek||Jassa / Zorawar|
|2017||Jindua||Karamjeet Singh / Karma||With Sargun Mehta and Neeru Bajwa|
|2018||Daana Paani||Mehtab Singh||With Simi Chahal|
|2012||Taur Mittran Di|
|2013||Saadi Love Story|
Manmohan Singh is an Indian film director of Punjabi films and cinematographer of Bollywood films. He frequently collaborated with Yash Chopra, for whom he shot Chandni (1989), Darr (1993), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), and Mohabbatein (2000). Besides his Bollywood career as a cinematographer, he is also known as a pioneering director in Punjabi cinema. He directed his first Hindi film, Pehla Pehla Pyar in 1994 and first Punjabi film Jee Ayan Nu in 2003. He received "Lifetime Achievement Award" in PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2019.
Mannat(Eng: Wish) is a Punjabi Film directed by Gurbir Singh Grewal. This movie is produced by famous Bollywood producer, Anuradha Prasad. Film is distributed by B.A.G. Films. It was released in October 2006. It stars Jimmy Sheirgill, Kulraj Randhawa, Manav Vij and Kanwaljit Singh. It was debut film of Kulraj Randhawa, a famous TV actress and it is the second Punjabi Film of Jimmy Shergill, after Yaaran naal baharan.
Punjabi cinema, sometimes metonymously referred to as Pollywood, is the Punjabi language film industry centred around the states of Punjab in India and Pakistan.
Shivendra Mahal is a Punjabi actor, anchor and movie director. He began his career with serials like his dual role portrayal of Parshurama and Shiva in the mega-epic Mahabharata (1988). He has done many serials in Hindi as well as in his mother language Punjabi. He has directed the film Panchhtawa in 1996. He acted in more than 30 Punjabi & Hindi films. His famous Punjabi language films include Baaghi Soormey (1993), Putt Sardaran De, Vidroh, Main Maa Punjab Dee, etc.
Vivek Shauq was an Indian actor, comedian, writer and singer. He had acted in Hindi and Punjabi films, television serials, theatre and television commercials. He was also a popular writer and singer. Shauq was also involved with the Sant Nirankari Mission. He was fluent in Urdu. He was also the founding member of the Nonsense Club. He died of a heart attack on 10 January 2011 in Mumbai, at the age of 47. He is survived by his wife and three children.
Navdeepak Singh Chahal, commonly known as Gavie Chahal, is an Indian actor from Mansa, Punjab. He is known for his Hindi film debut in Yash Raj's 2012 film Ek Tha Tiger. He also featured in notable Punjabi films including Yaaran Naal Baharan, Mehendi Wale Hath, Majajan and Tere Ishq Nachayva.
Tanu Weds Manu is a 2011 Indian romantic drama film directed by Aanand L. Rai, and produced by Shailesh R. Singh. It stars Kangana Ranaut, R.Madhavan and Jimmy Sheirgill in the lead roles. The story of the film has been written by Himanshu Sharma, music is directed by Krsna Solo and the lyrics penned by Rajshekhar. The film was released on 25 February 2011. Upon release, the film was commercially successful, particularly in Delhi, UP and Punjab. It was dubbed in German and released under the title Tanu Und Manu Trauen Sich. The film was remade in Telugu as Mr. Pellikoduku. A sequel, titled Tanu Weds Manu: Returns was released on May 22, 2015.
Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster is a 2011 Indian romantic thriller drama film directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia with screenwriter Sanjay Chauhan and starring Jimmy Sheirgill, Mahi Gill, and Randeep Hooda in lead roles. The film released on 30 September 2011, and received an extremely positive response from critics, and was a moderate success at the box office. The film tells story about a royal family of U.P., but the film was shot at Devgadh Baria, a princely town situated in Gujarat. A sequel titled Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns was later made in 2013, which also received huge critical acclaim. Third sequel titled Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3 was released on 27 July 2018 to poor reviews because of its poor script and weak plotlines.
Jaidev Kumar is an Indian musician and producer, who was born in Delhi but who moved to Mumbai in 2000. Kumar is the music king for the Punjabi industry. He has been working for Punjabi music industry since 1999. His Nation wide hit first album was Dil Lai Gayi. He is the son of music director K Panna Lal. Presently he is staying in Mumbai, India with wife Simerjit Kumar and a daughter Neeshitaa kumar.
Rajesh Sharma is an Indian film actor who acted in Hindi and Bengali films.
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns is a 2013 Indian romantic thriller drama film directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. It is the sequel to the 2011 film, Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster. The film stars Jimmy Sheirgill and Mahi Gill, who reprised their roles from the previous film, while new additions to the cast include Irrfan Khan and Soha Ali Khan. The film was released on 8 March 2013. Jimmy Shergill won Best Actor Award for this film at 11th Norway Bollywood Film Festival in Oslo. A sequel titled Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3 was released on 27th July 2018.
Rangeelay is a 2013 Punjabi movie directed by Navaniat Singh, featuring Jimmy Sheirgill and Neha Dhupia in the lead roles. The movie is produced by Jimmy Shergill in association with Eros International, and it marks Neha Dhupia's debut in Punjabi cinema. The movie was released on 16 May 2013. The film opened to average opening in India and poor opening overseas. Rangeelay was also a critical failure.
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Tanu Weds Manu Returns is a 2015 Indian romantic comedy film directed by Aanand L. Rai which serves as a sequel to the 2011 film Tanu Weds Manu. Kangana Ranaut, R. Madhavan, Jimmy Sheirgill, Deepak Dobriyal, Swara Bhaskar and Eijaz Khan reprise their roles from the original film. Ranaut also portrays the additional role of a Haryanvi athlete in it. The story, screenplay and the dialogues were written by Himanshu Sharma. The soundtrack and film score were composed by Krsna Solo and the lyrics were penned by Rajshekhar. Saroj Khan and Bosco–Caesar were the film's choreographers while the editing was done by Hemal Kothari.
Atul Sharma is a multiple-award-winning music composer, producer, sitarist, singer and judge on the popular TV show "Voice of Punjab". He is known for being one of the pioneers of Bhangra and Punjabi pop/folk music, and has composed music for over 5000 music albums and many Punjabi and Hindi films. He has given many global hits like "Yaar Bolda", "Dupatta Tera Satt Rang Da", "Mukhda Dekh ke", "Jatti", "Mitraan Da Naa Chalda" etc. He has also composed and designed music for various theatre productions and has worked with eminent directors and play writes. Based out of Chandigarh, he has been one of the foremost contributors in setting up the Punjabi music industry, and the emergence of recording studios in North India.
Dilbagh Singh is a Punjabi language singer-songwriter and film actor. Singh was born in Delhi, but is currently based in Mumbai, India.
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