Jimmy Shergill was born in Gorakhpur, as Jasjit Singh Shergill. He made his acting debut in 1996 in the critically acclaimed film Maachis, with Chandrachur Singh and Tabu. He has since starred in commercial releases like Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai and Mohabbatein. His most memorable performances are his roles in Special 26 and A Wednesday. Jimmy was last seen as Raja Awasthi in Tanu Weds Manu Returns opposite Kangna Ranuat and R Madhavan.