Chris Bisson

Chris Bisson was born in Wythenshawe on‭ ‬21‭ ‬July‭ ‬1975‭ ‬and is the stepson of Granada television executive and presenter,‭ ‬Eamonn O'Neal.‭ ‬Chris first appeared on television as J.J.‭ ‬in Children's Ward in‭ ‬1990.‭ ‬He went on to appear in Prime Suspect and Holby City,‭ ‬but he is most recognised for his roles as Saleem Khan in East is East,‭ ‬Vikram Desai in Coronation Street,‭ ‬Kash Karib in Shameless and Jai Sharma in Emmerdale.‭ ‬He also appeared in the second series of I'm a Celebrity,‭ ‬Get Me Out of Here‭!‬.

He appeared in Perfect Day:‭ ‬The Wedding‭ (‬2005‭)‬,‭ ‬Perfect Day:‭ ‬The Funeral‭ (‬2006‭; ‬Channel Five‭) ‬and the feature film Stepdad‭ (‬filmed in February‭ ‬2007‭)‬.‭ ‬He participated in the Channel‭ ‬4‭ ‬Documentary Empire's Children‭ (‬2007‭) ‬tracing his paternal heritage to Trinidad in the West Indies.‭ ‬His recent television appearances have been on the Valentine's Day‭ ‬2009‭ ‬episode of Casualty,‭ ‬and on the latest series of Hotel Babylon.

He returned to Shameless in April‭ ‬2009‭ ‬for only one episode.‭ ‬In September‭ ‬2009,‭ ‬Bisson joined the cast of Emmerdale as part of the newly cast Sharma family. He and his family appeared on celebrity family fortunes in October‭ ‬2011‭ ‬winning‭ ‬£10,000‭ ‬for charity.