Shergill was born in a Sikh family in Deokahia village, Sardarnagar, Gorakhpur district, Uttar Pradesh. He hails from a family of land owners and distillers, and his paternal grandaunt was the famous Indian painter Amrita Sher-Gil.
He studied at St. Francis’ College, Lucknow for a few years and then moved to Punjab, the place of his ancestors, in 1985. He studied at The Punjab Public School, Nabha and at Bikram College, Punjabi University, Patiala.
He went to Mumbai after a cousin convinced him to try his luck in the film industry. There, he attended Roshan Taneja’s acting classes.
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 (2002), Haasil (2003), Munna Bhai MBBS (2003),Yahaan (2005), Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006), Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007), A Wednesday (2008), My Name is Khan (2010), Tanu Weds Manu (2011), Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster (2011), Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns (2013), Special 26 (2013), Bullett Raja (2013), Fugly (2014) and Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015). He also worked with rising star of the time Amisha Patel in Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar (2001).He won the Star Guild Awards previously known as Apsara guild awards for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for a movie A Wednesday!
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.
Shergill married his long time girlfriend Priyanka in 2001. They have a son named Veer.
He has changed the spelling of his surname to Sheirgill because the name Jimmy Shergill was already used on social medias.
|1996||Maachis||Jaimal||as Jasjiet Shergill (debut Hindi film)|
|1999||Jahan Tum Le Chalo||Akash|
|2001||Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar||Jai Bharadwaj|
|2002||Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai||Rohit Khanna|
|2002||Dil Hai Tumhara||Samir|
|2002||Dil Vil Pyar Vyar||Hrithik Mittal|
|2002||Kehtaa Hai Dil Baar Baar||Sunny Dhiman|
|2003||Haasil||Aniruddha ‘Ani’ Sharma||As Writer|
|2003||Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.||Zaheer|
|2006||Tom Dick and Harry||Harry|
|2006||Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota||Hemant Punj|
|2006||Lage Raho Munna Bhai||Victor D’Souza|
|2006||Bas Ek Pal||Rahul Kher|
|2007||Eklavya: The Royal Guard||Udaywardhan|
|2007||Victoria No. 203||Jimmy Joseph|
|2007||Chhodon Naa Yaar||Ravi|
|2008||A Wednesday!||Arif Khan|
|2010||My Name Is Khan||Zakir Khan|
|2010||A Flat||Rahul Verma|
|2011||Tanu Weds Manu||Raja Awasthi|
|2011||Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster||Aditya Partap Singh / Saheb|
|2012||Dangerous Ishhq||ACP Singh|
|2013||Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns||Aditya Partap Singh/Saheb||Best Actor Award at 11th Norway Bollywood Film Festival in Oslo.|
|2013||Special Chabbis||SI Ranveer Singh|
|2013||Rajdhani Express||Dy.Commissioner Yadav|
|2014||Darr @ the Mall||Vishnu Sharma|
|2014||Bang Bang!||Viren Nanda|
|2015||Tanu Weds Manu Returns||Raja Awasthi|
|2005||Yaaran Nal Baharan||Navdeep Singh Brar / Deep||Debut Punjabi film|
|2009||Tera Mera Ki Rishta||Meet|
|2009||Munde U.K. De||Roop Singh|
|2010||Mel Karade Rabba||Rajveer Gill||PTC Best Actor Award|
|2011||Dharti||Jaideep Singh Wadala / Jay Singh||PTC Best Film (Critics) Award|
|2013||Saadi Love Story||Rajveer||Special Appearance|
|2014||Aa Gaye Munde U.K. De||Roop Singh||Nominated – PTC Best Actor Award|
|2015||Hero ‘Naam Yaad Rakhi’||Hero|
|2015||Shareek||Jassa / Zorawar|
|2012||Taur Mittran Di|
|2013||Saadi Love Story|