Jasjit Singh Shergill popularly known as Jimmy Shergill, born on 3rd December 1970 is an Indian actor.
Shergill was born in a Sikh family in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. As a punjabi, he has also made his contribution to develop the punjabi cinema by doing at least one punjabi film every year. He is the first punjabi actor who has made commitment to the punjabi cinema to help compete with the big budget hindi films. Mel Karade Rabba was his last punjabi film and was an all time blockbuster for a punjabi film as it broke all the records. The film made more than the hindi films that released on the same day even though it had very few screens/shows. Almost all of his punjabi films so far were hits/success and were his only solo hero hits of his career as other than punjabi films, he has had very little successful films as a lead.
He has acted in a number of Punjabi movies such as Mannat, Yaaran Naal Baharan, Tera Mera Ki Rishta, and Munde U.K. De and Mel Karade Rabba. His punjabi films have done really well in Punjab as well as overseas. He started his hindi film career with Maachis, a movie based on terrorism in North India. The film was critically acclaimed and did reasonably well at the box office. Jimmy Shergill has since then worked in many films but only few have been successes. His most recent film is alongside Shahrukh Khan and Kajol in My Name is Khan. Jimmy Shergill played the role of Shahrukh's younger brother.
Of late, Shergill has been performing a variety of roles in various films such as Munna Bhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munnabhai, Delhi Heights and A Wednesday. He has been a critically acclaimed performer ever since his entry into Bollywood. His role in Mohabbatein was really appreciated. He went on to act in Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai and many other films post the success of Mohabbatein. One of his best performances came in the movie Haasil where he plays the role of a college student who gets roped into the infamous student politics of Allahabad University.
On the personal front, Shergill is married to Priyanka Puri from Delhi and they have a son named Vir.