Shergill in 2016
Jasjit Singh Gill
3 December 1970
|Other names||Jimmy Shergill|
|Education||Punjabi University, Patiala|
Priyanka Puri (m. 2001)
Sheirgill began his film career with the 1996 thriller Maachis. Though the film was commercially successful, his performance did not earn him much fame. His breakthrough came with the blockbuster musical romance 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), Dil Hai Tumhaara (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).
Jimmy Sheirgill was born in a Punjabi Jatt Sikh family in Deokahia village, Sardarnagar, Gorakhpur district, Uttar Pradesh. He hails from a family of land owners and distillers, and his paternal great aunt was the famous Indian painter Amrita Sher-Gil.
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. He completed his graduation degree from Post Graduate Government College - 11, Chandigarh, Panjab University
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.
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!
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.
He 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|
|De De Pyaar De||Vakil aka VK|
|Family of Thakurganj||Nannu|
|Jhootha Kahin Ka||Tommy Bhaiyya|
|Judgementall Hai Kya||Bobby's Boyfriend|
|P Se Pyaar F Se Faraar|
|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|
|2019||S.P. Chauhan||Satpal P. Chauhan||With Yuvika Chaudhry|
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- "Tigmanshu Dhulia wins Best Director at Norway Bollywood film festival". September 18, 2013. Hindustan Times. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
- "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.