Christopher Paul Bisson
21 July 1975
|Partner(s)||Rowena Finn (2006–present)|
Christopher Paul Bisson (born 21 July 1975) is a British actor of Indian Trinidadian and British descent best known for portraying the roles of Vikram Desai in Coronation Street (1999–2002), Kash Karib in Shameless (2004–07, 2009), and for his current role as Jai Sharma in Emmerdale (since 2009).
Bisson first appeared on television as J.J. in Children's Ward in 1990. He went on to appear in Prime Suspect, Holby City and Vikram Desai in Coronation Street. Then as 'Saleem Khan' in the 1999 film East Is East. Kash Karib in Shameless and Jai Sharma in Emmerdale. He appeared in Perfect Day: The Wedding (2005), Perfect Day: The Funeral (2006; Channel 5) and the feature film Stepdad (filmed in February 2007). He participated in the Channel 4 documentary Empire's Children (2007).
Bisson appeared in the Valentine's Day 2009 episode of Casualty, and on the last series of Hotel Babylon. He returned to make a one-off appearance in Shameless in April 2009, where his character was killed off.
In September 2009, Bisson joined the cast of Emmerdale, as part of the newly cast Sharma family, playing Jai Sharma. Bisson temporarily departed Emmerdale on 24 January 2013, due to the birth of his child. He later returned at the end of March 2013.
On 15 December 2013, Bisson took part in The Chase: Celebrity Special to raise money for his selected charity.
|1999||East Is East||Saleem Khan|
|2001||Understanding Jane||Off Licence Storekeeper|
|2005||Chicken Tikka Masala||Jimi|
|Izzat||male in the telephone booth|
|Four Brothers and a Funeral (Short)||Ram|
|2007||Death of a Socialist (Short)||Charlie|
|1990||Children's Ward||J. J.||TV Series, 13 episodes|
|1996||Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement||Nazir||TV Mini-Series, 2 episodes|
|1998||The Cops||Omar Assi||TV Series, 1 episode|
|1998-2005||Where the Heart Is||Kahil (1998) / Jimmy (2005)||TV Series, 2 episodes|
|1999||Coronation Street: After Hours||Vikram Desai||TV Series, 6 episodes|
|1999-2002||Coronation Street||Vikram Desai||TV Series, 70 episodes|
|2003||Indian Dream||Surender (listed as Christopher Bisson)||(TV Movie)|
|2004||Holby City||Mark Watkins (listed as Christopher Bisson)||TV Series, 1 episode|
|The Afternoon Play||Digger||TV Series, 1 episode|
|2004-2009||Shameless||Kash / Kash Karib||TV Series, 19 episodes|
|2005||Perfect Day||Billy (listed as Christopher Bisson)||(TV Movie)|
|10:96: Training Night||PC David Sands||(TV Movie)|
|2006||Perfect Day: The Funeral||Billy (listed as Christopher Bisson)||(TV Mini-Series), 1 episode|
|Magnolia||Dino (listed as Christopher Bisson)||(TV Movie)|
|New Street Law||Sammi Kaswa||TV Series, 1 episode|
|Manchester Passion||Barabbas (listed as Christopher Bisson)||(TV Movie)|
|2006-2009||Doctors||Des Lawrenson (2006) / James Guple (2009)||TV Series, 2 episodes|
|Echo Beach||Amit Gurai (listed as Christopher Bisson)||TV Series, 1 episode|
|2009||Casualty||Carl (listed as Christopher Bisson)||TV Series, 1 episode|
|Hotel Babylon||Omar (listed as Christopher Bisson)||TV Series, 1 episode|
|2009-2019||Emmerdale||Jai Sharma (listed as Christopher Bisson)||TV Series, 1,095 episodes|
- Shields, Danielle (6 January 2017). "East Is East: where are they now?". OK! Magazine. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
- "Empire's Children". www.walltowall.co.uk. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
- "Shameless: Chris Bisson". Manchester Evening News. 17 April 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
- "Chris Bisson to star in Emmerdale" Archived August 2, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, tv.sky.com; accessed 5 May 2015.
- "Street star in Celebrity fall". 29 April 2003. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
- "All Star Mr & Mrs Episode 2". Itv.com. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
- Blake, Veronica (24 August 2010). "Chicken Tikka Masala - Chris Bisson interview". indielondon.co.uk. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
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