Born: December 3, 1970
age : 43
Birthplace : Gorakhpur, India
Height: 5′ 10″ (1.79 m)
Bio – Jimmy Singh Gill or Jimmy Shergil is an Indian film producer and actor. He was born in the year 1970 and has acted a number of Hindi and Punjabi movies. Shergill comes from a Sikh family background from Gorakhpur, UP; while his father Satyajit Singh Shergill is a painter his aunt Amirta Sher Gil is a famous painter. He did his education from St. Pauls College, Lucknow and then moved to Punjab to take care of his ancestor’s place wherein he continued his studies. He learnt acting from Sri Harpal Singh and then headed to Bombay to try out his luck in the entertainment industry. He is married to the Delhi beauty pageant winner Priyanka Puri and has a son called Veer Shergill.
He started his career in the acting world with the much acclaimed movie called Maachis, which is based on terrorism in Punjab. The movie really did well and gave him recognition by all the top movie makers in the industry that gave him a role in the movie Mohabbatein starring Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai. He perpetually got positive rave reviews for his performances in his movie like Mere Yaar Ki Shaddi Hai, Munna Bhai MBBS, Haasil, Lage Raho Munnabhai, Yahaan, Eklavya- The Royal Guard, My Name is Khan, A Wednesday, Tanu Weds Manu, Special 26, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster and its sequel as well.
Apart from acting in Hindi movies, he also did a couple of role in Punjabi films; these include Yaaran Naal Baharan, which was a box office success. He then did a couple other Punjabi movies, which made him one of the leading actors in Punjabi Film Industry as almost all his Punjabi movies were a big hit. He now has a plan to produce and act in a number of movies in this industry on a regular basis as he has proved himself in this said industry especially with production companies like Eros International and other similar companies. His first Punjabi movie as a producer is Dharti, which was released in the year 2011 and did really good in box office.
Now he has two movies in the pipeline – one is Saadi Love Story starring Himself, Diljit Dosanjh, Neetu Singh, Amrinder Gill, Surveen Chawla etc. and the other is Rangeelay wherein he will be casting Neha Dhupia as a main lead. His Punjabi films have given him a couple of awards, while Hindi movies gave a few nominations wherein has received Best Actor Award at 11th Norway Bollywood Film Festival in Oslo for his ace performance in Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns. His upcoming Hindi movie includes Kolkata Junction, which is scheduled to be released soon.