Shamshuddin Ibrahim (born 4 April 1977), known professionally as Shaam, is an Indian model and Tamil film actor who is also known for his roles in Telugu films. Starting his career as a professional model, he soon made his acting debut in the film Kushi (2000), appearing in a cameo role. He further appeared in lead roles in critically successful films such as 12B (2001), Lesa Lesa (2003), Iyarkai (2003), and Ullam Ketkumae (2005), which was also successful commercially. He garnered acclaim for his role in Kick (2009), which earned him the name Kick Shaam. Kick enabled Shaam to star in other successful films such as Race Gurram.