Jasjit Singh Shergill also 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 in a Sikh 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.
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, and Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster. He also wrote the story of Haasil.
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. The next production from his company is Taur Mittran Di, that releases in May 2012.