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Shergill in 2016
Jasjit Singh Gill

(1970-12-03) 3 December 1970 (age 48)
Nationality Indian
Other namesJimmy Shergill
Education Punjabi 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 .

Hindi An official language of India

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 language native language of Punjabi people

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.

<i>Maachis</i> 1996 film directed by Gulzar

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).

<i>Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai</i> 2002 film by Sanjay Gadhvi

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.

<i>Dil Hai Tumhaara</i> 2002 Hindi film directed by Kundan Shah

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

<i>Hum Tum</i> 2004 film by Kunal Kohli

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.

<i>Mel Karade Rabba</i> 2010 film by Navaniat Singh

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.

<i>Dharti</i> (2011 film) 2011 film by Navaniat Singh

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.

Early life

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.

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 district District of Uttar Pradesh in India

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.

Uttar Pradesh State in India

Uttar Pradesh is a state in northern India. With over 200 million inhabitants, it is the most populous state in India as well as the most populous country subdivision in the world. It was created on 1 April 1937 as the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh during British rule, and was renamed Uttar Pradesh in 1950. The state is divided into 18 divisions and 75 districts with the capital being Lucknow. The main ethnic group is the Hindavi people, forming the demographic plurality. On 9 November 2000, a new state, Uttarakhand, was carved out from the state's Himalayan hill region. The two major rivers of the state, the Ganga and Yamuna, join at Allahabad (Prayagraj) and then flow as the Ganga further east. Hindi is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.

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]

St. Francis College

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 Metropolis in Uttar Pradesh, India

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 City in Punjab, India

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. [2]

Film career

Hindi films

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

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

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]



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1996 Maachis Jaimalas 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' SharmaAs Writer
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. Zaheer
2004 Agnipankh Siddharth Singh
Charas Dev Anand
Hum Tum Mihir
2005 Silsiilay Tarun
Yahaan Captain Aman
2006PrateekshaDr. 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
2009Maregaa SalaaInspector 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/SahebBest 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 HimselfSpecial 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
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SP Chauhan
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2005 Yaaran Naal Baharan Navdeep Singh Brar / DeepDebut Punjabi film
2006 Mannat Nihal Singh
2009 Tera Mera Ki Rishta Meet
2009 Munde U.K. De Roop Singh
2010 Mel Karade Rabba Rajveer GillPTC Best Actor Award
2011 Dharti Jaideep Singh Wadala / Jay SinghPTC Best Film (Critics) Award
2013 Saadi Love Story RajveerSpecial Appearance
2013 Rangeelay Sunny/Bobby
2014 Aa Gaye Munde U.K. De Roop SinghNominated - PTC Best Actor Award
2015 Hero Naam Yaad Rakhi Hero
2015 Shareek Jassa / Zorawar
2016 Vaisakhi List Jarnail
2017 Jindua Karamjeet Singh / KarmaWith Sargun Mehta and Neeru Bajwa
2018 Daana Paani Mehtab SinghWith Simi Chahal


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

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