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Jimmy Shergill Biography

Jimmy Shergill Biography
Jimmy Shergill


Jasjit Singh Gill a.k.a Jimmy Shergill is an Indian Actor and Film Producer who works in Hindi and Punjabi films.

Biography

Shergill was born in a Sikh jat family in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. He moved to Punjab, the place of his ancestors, in 1985 where he studied in The Punjab Public School, Nabha and Bikram College Patiala. He learnt acting from Sri Harpal Singh, and then moved to Mumbai to work in the entertainment industry. He's married to Priyanka Puri from Delhi and they have a son named Veer Shergill.

Film career

Hindi Films

Shergill started his acting career in 1996 with the critically acclaimed film Maachis directed by Gulzar based on 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's consistently won rave reviews for all his performances in films like Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, Haasil, Munna Bhai MBBS, Yahaan, Lage Raho Munnabhai, Eklavya: The Royal Guard, A Wednesday, My Name is Khan, Tanu Weds Manu, Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster, and Special 26.

Punjabi Films

He started acting in Punjabi Films in 2005 in movie Manmohan Singh's Yaaran Naal Baharan which did well on the box office and then 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's acted in have been hits. He plans to produce and act in one Punjabi Film every year for which he's 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 released in May 2012 but it didn't do too well at the box office. He's lined up two more films for production the multi star cast Saadi Love Story in which he's cast Diljit Dosanjh, Amrinder Gill, Neeru Bajwa, Surveen Chawla and himself in a cameo and another film titled Rangeelay which casts him in the lead with Neha Dhupia.


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