If any individual who deserves some credit for his contribution towards Punjabi cinema in its earlier days,then Jasjit Singh Gill whom we know as Jimmy Shergill is one of the many . An actor and a producer , Shergill has worked in both Hindi and Punjabi cinema . Jimmy Shergill was born in Gorakhpur , U.P . He moved to Punjab in later years to study . He completed his degree with Honors in B.Com . His god brother who’s 10 years elder to him suggested that he should pursue films . After some convincing, Shergill went to Roshan Taneja’s Acting School without much ambition in making a career in Bombay . He later started to like the classes and his experience in Bombay . He spent a year plus in the acting school . Jimmy Shergill came to know about a film in the making with a Punjabi backdrop directed by Gulzaar Sahib with the title ‘ Maachis ‘ (1996) . Before Shergill knew , he was selected for a small but important role and got his first break .The film was about 1984 militancy period and was a hit . He got noted for his performance in movies like ‘Mohabbatein’ , ‘ Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai ‘ , ‘ Munna Bhai ‘ , ‘ Lage Raho Munna Bhai ‘ and ‘ My Name is Khan ‘.In Punjabi cinema, Jimmy Shergill made his debut with ‘ Yaaran Naal Baharan’ (2005) . He ventured into Punjabi cinema when the industry wasn’t doing well at all and Punjabi movies were few in number . He did this with the ambition that Punjabi cinema will grow , create a huge audience of its own and start churning films of supreme quality . Jimmy Shergill’s recent movie in Punjabi cinema was ‘Rangeelay’ which didn’t perform up to the mark . His future projects include ‘Bullet Raja’ in Hindi cinema and ‘Mitro-Mitro’ in Punjabi cinema .