Shamshuddin Ibrahim, commonly known by the name of 'Shaam', is an Indian artist famous in the Tamil and the Telugu film industries. He hails from Madurai. He pursued his education in Bengaluru. He started his career as a model. Soon, he got into the film industry and he made his debut with a cameo role in 'Khushi’. Though he already acted in the lead role in director Jeeva's film '12B’, it did not make its release before Khushi due to production issues. His bubbly performance in 12B welcomed him with many new and fresh opportunities.
He acted in many movies such as 'Hey! Nee Romba Azhaga Irukke’, 'Bala’, and 'Anbe Anbe’, etc. Unfortunately, these movies did not do well at the box office. 'Iyarkai' failed to make an impact at the box office, but it bagged the national award for the best feature film. After some failures, he ended up with 'Ullam Ketkumae’. This film was a blockbuster and it motivated him to work in many movies. He ventured into the Kannada industry with the film 'Tananam Tananam’. It landed up to be an average grosser.
After several failures, he made a comeback through '
Kick' in Telugu. He appeared as the antagonist in the Tamil remake of that movie, 'Thillalangadi’. He attempted to appear in a Hindi film directed by Faisal Saif. Unfortunately, the movie was dropped due to some misunderstandings between Shaam and Said. He made a comeback by appearing in the movie '6’. He was highly appreciated for the efforts put by him to portray his role.
Once a charming and a bubbly boy, Shaam started working in some experimental roles as well. He has finished almost twenty-five films as the protagonist. He is proud of having worked with many leading directors and Jeeva is his favorite director out of all. Right now, he is working alongside
Manisha Koirala and
Arjun Sarja for a thriller named as 'Oru Melliya Kodu’.
Shaam is settled with his wife Kashish and a daughter Samaira.