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 Name||Jasjit Singh Gill|
|Other Name||Jimmy Shergill|
|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|
|Date of Birth||1970-12-03|
|Age (as in 2018)||46 Years|
|Birthplace||Deokahia village, Sardarnagar, Gorakhpur district, Uttar Pradesh|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Sagittarius|
|Signature||Jimmy Shergill's Signature|
|Hometown||Patiala, Punjab, India|
|School(s)||St. Paul's college, Lucknow|
|The Punjab Public School, Nabha, Punjab|
|Yadavindra Public School, Patiala|
|College/University||Bikram College, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab|
|Debut||Film (Hindi): Maachis (1996)|
|Film (Punjabi): Yaaran Naal Baharan (2005)|
|Film (Production): Dharti (2011)|
|Hobbies||Reading, 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|
|Marriage Date||Year- 2001|
|Wife/Spouse||Priyanka Puri (m. 2001-present)|
|Children||Son- Veer Shergill|
|Parents||Father- Satyajeet Singh Shergil|
|Mother- Late Balraj Kaur Shergill|
|Siblings||Brother- Aman Shergill|
|Favourite Food||Sarson ka Saag with Makki ki Roti|
|Favourite Actor(s)||Irrfan Khan, Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Sunny Deol|
|Favourite Actresses||Deepika Padukone, Jennifer Lawrence|
|Favourite Film(s)||Bollywood: Happy Bhag Jayegi|
|Hollywood: American History X|
|Favourite Quote||Let’s go our separate ways, together|
|Car Collection||Range Rover|
|Jimmy Shergill Range Rover|
|Bike Collection||Harley Davidson|
|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.