Jimmy Sheirgill Wiki, Age, Height, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Jimmy Sheirgill

Jasjit Singh Gill, popularly known as Jimmy Sheirgill, is an Indian actor and film producer who mostly works in the Hindi and Punjabi film industries. He rose to fame after playing the role of ‘Karan Chaudhry’ in Bollywood film, “Mohabbatein.”


Jimmy Sheirgill was born on Thursday, 3 December 1970 (age 49 years; as in 2019) in Deokahia village, Sardarnagar, Gorakhpur District, Uttar Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Jimmy hails from a family of aristocratic land owners of Punjab. Shergill did his schooling from Lucknow’s St. Paul’s college, Nabha’s The Punjab Public School, and Patiala’s Yadavindra Public School. While in school, Jimmy wanted to join the Armed Forces. He attended Bikram College, Punjabi University to pursue B.Com. Thereafter, Jimmy enrolled himself in Post Graduate Government College – 11, Chandigarh, Panjab University to complete his post graduation. While Sheirgill was in college, his cousin, Suminder convinced him to try his luck in films. After completing his post graduation, Jimmy moved to Mumbai to become an actor. He attended Mumbai’s Roshan Taneja’s acting classes to learn acting. In 1994, when Gulzar was directing “Maachis,” Jimmy went to him to ask for a chance to assist him. At that time, Gulzar offered him a small role in the film.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5’ 8”

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Jimmy Sheirgill

Family & Caste

Jimmy Sheirgill belongs to a Sikh Jat Family.

Parents & Siblings

Jimmy Sheirgill is the son of Satyajeet Singh Shergill and Late Balraj Kaur Shergill. He has a brother, Aman Shergill.

Jimmy Sheirgill's father

Jimmy Sheirgill’s father

Wife & Children

Jimmy got married to his longtime girlfriend, Priyanka Puri in 2001. The couple has a son, Veer Shergill.

Jimmy Sheirgill's wedding picture

Jimmy Sheirgill’s wedding picture

Jimmy Sheirgill with his wife

Jimmy Sheirgill with his wife

Jimmy Sheirgill with his son

Jimmy Sheirgill with his son


Jimmy Sheirgill started his acting career in 1996 with the political thriller, “Maachis.” He played the role of ‘Jaimal’ in the film. He came into the spotlight after playing the role of ‘Karan Choudhry’ in the film, “Mohabbatein.”

Jimmy Sheirgill in Mohabbatein

Jimmy Sheirgill in Mohabbatein

Subsequently, he appeared in films like “Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar,” “Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai,” “Dil Vil Pyar Vyar,” “Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.,” “Hum Tum,” and “Silsiilay.”

Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai - Full Title Song | Uday Chopra | Jimmy ...

Jimmy made his Punjabi film debut in 2005 with the film, “Yaaran Naal Baharan” in which he played the role of ‘Navdeep Singh Brar.’

Jimmy Sheirgill in Yaaran Naal Baharan

Jimmy Sheirgill in Yaaran Naal Baharan

Thereafter, he featured in Punjabi films like “Mannat,” “Tera Mera Ki Rishta,” “Munde U.K. De,” “Mel Karade Rabba,” “Dharti,” “Jindua,” and “Daana Paani.”

Jimmy Sheirgill in Daana Paani

Jimmy Sheirgill in Daana Paani

Some of his popular Bollywood films include “Tom Dick and Harry,” “A Wednesday!,” “My Name Is Khan,” “Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster,” “Tanu Weds Manu,” “Veerey Ki Wedding,” and “Judgementall Hai Kya.”

Jimmy Sheirgill in Tanu Weds Manu

Jimmy Sheirgill in Tanu Weds Manu

As a film producer, he has produced the films, “Dharti,” “Taur Mittran Di,” “Saadi Love Story,” and “Rangeelay.”

Dharti Poster

In 2020, Jimmy made his digital media debut with ZEE5’s web series, “Rangbaaz Phirse.”

Jimmy Sheirgill in Rangbaaz Phirse

Jimmy Sheirgill in Rangbaaz Phirse


  • Best Actor Award at 11th Norway Bollywood Film Festival in Oslo for Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns (2013)
  • PTC Best Actor Award for Mel Karade Rabba (2010)
  • PTC Best Film (Critics) Award for Dharti

Car/Bike Collection

Jimmy Sheirgill owns a Range Rover.

Jimmy Sheirgill with his car

Jimmy Sheirgill with his car

He also owns a Harley Davidson.

Jimmy Sheirgill with his bike

Jimmy Sheirgill with his bike

Salary & Net Worth

Jimmy Sheirgill’s net worth is estimated to be Rs. 68 crore. He gets paid Rs. 1-2 crore for a film.


Jimmy Sheirgill's Signature

Jimmy Sheirgill’s Signature

Favourite Things

  • Food: Sarson ka Saag with Makki ki Roti
  • Film: American History X (1998)
  • Quote: “Let’s go our separate ways, together”


  • His hobbies include reading and playing & watching cricket.
  • Jimmy follows a non-vegetarian diet.
  • Sheirgill is often spotted drinking alcohol on various occasions.
  • Jimmy wore a turban till he was 18 years old. However, later he removed it as it was difficult for him to manage it in the hostel days. After seeing him become a cut surd, his family was so disappointed with him that they didn’t talk to Jimmy for around a year.
  • In 1989, Jimmy survived a major bike accident. Few of his bones got fractured in the accident.
  • Jimmy is not so active on social media.
  • Sheirgill considers Bhagat Singh his idol.
  • Jimmy changed the spellings of his surname from “Shergill” to “Sheirgill;” because by the time Jimmy tried making his accounts on social media, his name was already used.
  • Apparently, Jimmy is a very emotional person and get tears in his eyes on petty things.
  • Jimmy loves to do shopping.
  • Jimmy is an ardent follower of Lord Ganesha.
    Jimmy Sheirgill praying to Lord Ganesha

    Jimmy Sheirgill praying to Lord Ganesha


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