Jasjit Singh Gill, better known as Jimmy Shergill (born 3 December 1970), is an Indian actor and film producer who works in Hindi and Punjabi films. Shergill was born into a
Sikh Punjabi family in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh his father's name is Satyajit Singh Shergill and he is a Painter. Satyajit Singh Shergill (Frankie) is the nephew of renowned
painter Amrita Sher-Gil .He studied in St. Paul's 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.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.
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, Yahaan, Lage Raho Munnabhai, Eklavya: The Royal Guard, A Wednesday, My Name is Khan, Tanu Weds Manu, Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster, Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns and Special 26.and bullet raja.
He started acting in Punjabi Films in 2005 with Manmohan Singh's Yaaran Naal Baharan which did well at the box office. 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. 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, Neetu Singh, Surveen Chawla and himself in a cameo and another film titled Rangeelay which casts him in the lead with Neha Dhupia.