Jimmy Shergill hails from Punjab. His original name is Jasjit Shergill which he later changed to Jimmy. He attended Hindu College in Delhi, is married to Priyanka Puri and has one son called Vir.
Jimmy started his career in Hindi films with Maachis. In fact in this film his screen name appeared as Jasjit Shergill. Jimmy has also worked in many well known films, such as Mohabbatein, Dil Hai Tumhaara, Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, Haasil, Dil Vil Pyar Vyar, Yahaan, Hum Tum, Tom, Dick and Harry,Kehta Hai Dil Baar Baar,Choddon Na Yaar, Dus Kahaniyan.
Jimmy got critical acclaim for his film Yahan, in which he essayed the role of an army captain, to perfection.
Some of his recent roles have been in the popular films Munnabhai M.B.B.S. as well as Lage Raho Munna Bhai.
Jimmy also works in Punjabi movies. His Punjabi movies includes Yaaran Naal Baharan and the latest movies, Mannat and Lakh Pardesi Hoye.