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Jimmy Shergill Biography


Jimmy Shergill is a well-known actor in Bollywood. He shot into fame with his role in Yash Chopra’s multi-starrer film Mohabbatein. Though he hasn’t been able to make a niche in Bollywood cinema as the popular leading man but his performance in character roles has been appreciated. His performances in Munnabhai M B B S and Lage Raho Munna Bhai have won critical acclaim.

Personal Life

Jimmy Shergill ‘s real name is Jasjit Shergill. He was born on December 3,1970 in the city of Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. He is married to Priyanka Puri and they have a son named Veer. Before stepping into acting, he pursued an acting course at Roshan Taneja’s school. He changed the spelling of his surname to Sheirgill.

Acting Career

He made his film debut with the film Maachis. Maachis did not launch him as the leading man but did put him in the limelight. His break as a hero came with the superhit, multistarrer film Mohabbatein. His screen presence and performance wasn’t overshadowed by superstar Shahrukh Khan and other stars. The success of this movie led to many movie offers for him. The movies that followed Mohabbatein were Dil Hai Tumhaara, Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, Haasil, Dil Vil Pyar Vyar, Yahaan and Hum Tum, Tom, Dick and Harry, and Kehta Hai Dil Baar Baar, Munnabhai M.B.B.S. and Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Delhi Heights and Tannu Weds Mannu. His latest movie to hit the theaters is Tannu Weds Mannu Returns.

Mohabbatein was an experience of a lifetime. I remember when I got a call for the screen test I was in Delhi. Two weeks later, when I found out that I had missed that call, I was sure, he would have already cast someone else in the film. But when I found out that they had waited for me, I was thrilled to be in the film. The two years before I signed Mohabbatein were a struggle. But I waited for good roles, working selectively like doing Gulzarji’s video. Luckily for me, Mohabbatein happened”, – Jimmy Shergill.

Facts about Jimmy Shergill

Name Jimmy Shergill
Full Name Jasjit Singh Gill
Nick Name Jimmy
Date of Birth 3 December 1970 (Age 45)
Birth Place Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac sign Sagittarius
Height 5′ 9″ (1.75 m)
Nationality Indian
Profession Actor, Producer
Father’s Name Satyajeet Shergill
Marital status Married
Education He studied in St. Francis’ College, Lucknow for few years and then moved to Punjab, the place of his ancestors, in 1985 where he studied in The Punjab Public School, Nabha and Bikram College, Punjabi University, Patiala.
Twitter Handle https://twitter.com/jimmysheirgill?lang=en