Jolly has been living in ward 6 for the past 17 years. She is married and has two wonderful daughters. She relocated to Canada (Guelph) from India in 1995. Before emigrating from India she was in her third year of post secondary education, majoring in economics. Upon moving, she decided to pursue her studies at Conestoga College and obtained a diploma in human resources.
Jolly worked with the Ministry of Transportation for a decade before opening up her own business. Currently, Jolly is a successful business entrepreneur, running two Pita Pit stores alongside her husband.
Jolly is a co-founder of the Guelph Punjabi Cultural Group, which has raised over $40,000 towards local organizations - the Guelph Food Bank, Guelph Sikh Society, Children's Foundation of Guelph and the Guelph General Hospital.