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Jimmy Sheirgill is famous for his roles in both Punjabi and Hindi cinema. He made his Bollywood debut with the critically acclaimed film Maachis in 1996 and began acting in Punjabi movies with Manmohan Singh`s Yaaran Naal Baharan in 2005. His role in the 2013 film Saheb, Biwi, Aur Gangster Returns earned him the 11th Norway Bollywood Film Festival Award for Best Actor.

Real NameJasjit Singh Gill
Other NameJimmy Shergill
Profession(s)Actor, Producer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 39 inches
- Waist: 30 inches
- Biceps: 12 inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth1970-12-03
Age (as in 2018)46 Years
BirthplaceDeokahia village, Sardarnagar, Gorakhpur district, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
SignatureJimmy Shergill's Signature
HometownPatiala, Punjab, India
School(s)St. Paul's college, Lucknow
The Punjab Public School, Nabha, Punjab
Yadavindra Public School, Patiala
College/UniversityBikram College, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab
Educational QualificationB.Com
DebutFilm (Hindi): Maachis (1996)
Film (Punjabi): Yaaran Naal Baharan (2005)
Film (Production): Dharti (2011)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesReading, Playing & Watching Cricket
Awards• Best Actor Award at 11th Norway Bollywood Film Festival in Oslo for Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns
• PTC Best Actor Award for Mel Karade Rabba
• PTC Best Film (Critics) Award for Dharti
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsPriyanka Puri
Marriage DateYear- 2001
Wife/SpousePriyanka Puri (m. 2001-present)
ChildrenSon- Veer Shergill
Daughter- None
ParentsFather- Satyajeet Singh Shergil
Mother- Late Balraj Kaur Shergill
SiblingsBrother- Aman Shergill
Sister- None
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodSarson ka Saag with Makki ki Roti
Favourite Actor(s)Irrfan Khan, Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Sunny Deol
Favourite ActressesDeepika Padukone, Jennifer Lawrence
Favourite Film(s)Bollywood: Happy Bhag Jayegi
Hollywood: American History X
Punjabi: Jindua
Favourite CarFerrari
Favourite ColourWhite
Favourite QuoteLet’s go our separate ways, together
Style Quotient
Car CollectionRange Rover
Jimmy Shergill Range Rover
Bike CollectionHarley Davidson
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)₹1-2 crore/film
Net Worth (approx.)₹68 Crore ($10 million)

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jimmy Sheirgill

  • Does Jimmy Shergill smoke?: No
  • Does Jimmy Shergill drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Jimmy belongs to a family of landowners and distillers.
  • Since his school days, he wanted to join the Armed Forces.
  • Until the age of 18, he wore a turban but removed it; as he found it difficult to manage it in the hostel. After becoming cut surd, his family so much disappointed that they didn’t talk to him for a year.
  • After getting encouraged by his cousin Suminder, he joined Roshan Taneja’s acting school.
  • In 1989, he met with a very serious accident while riding a bike; a few of his bones got fractured.
  • In 1994, Gulzar was directing ‘Maachis’ so he went to meet him to get a chance to assist him. Instead, Gulzar offered him a small role in ‘Maachis’ and that’s how his acting journey got started.
  • Jimmy rose to fame after his chocolate boy performance in the film Mohabbatein.
  • He is not so much addicted to social media and hardly posts something on it.
  • He is very polite and innocent personality in real life.
  • He changed the spelling of his surname from ‘Shergill’ to ‘Sheirgill’ because the first one was often used on social media.
  • He idolizes Shaheed Bhagat Singh.
  • His paternal aunt, Amrita Sher-Gil, was an eminent Indian painter.
  • He is a very emotional person and cries on very little things.
  • He is an impulsive shopper.
  • Jimmy has done a lot of Punjabi movies and is quite popular in Punjabi industry.
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