Sarbh was born in Mumbai, to a Parsi family. His mother was a physiotherapist, and his father was a master mariner, and later the Regional Director of P&O Ports South and Middle East Asia. He moved to Australia with his family when he was 3 years old and moved back to Mumbai when he was 8. He did most of his schooling in the American School of Bombay. For his undergraduate degree, he studied Psychology at the Emory University in United States of America.
He is an Indian theatre actor/director and film actor based in Mumbai. His first commercially released film was Neerja, directed by Ram Madhvani, starring Sonam Kapoor in the lead. For his contribution to Indian theatre, he was selected for the Forbes India 30 under 30 list in early 2015.
Regarded as one of the engine and most hard working player, Jim is an offensive right-back or wing-back who is known in particular for his pace, stamina, overlapping attacking runs, and technical skills, which also enable him to play in midfield, or as a winger; he is also gifted with good crossing accuracy and distribution, which allows him to link up with midfielders, and makes him an effective assist provider along the right flank. In addition to his ability to create chances, he is an accurate striker of the ball. Despite not being particularly imposing physically, he possesses significant strength and tenacity, which along with his energy, anticipation, and work-rate, enable him to intercept passes or chase down and press opponents when not in possession, thus allowing him to aid his team both offensively and defensively.