His acting career began with a cameo in SJ Suryah's Khushi as a friend of Vijay. His first proper film was 12B (an inferior ripoff of the British film, Sliding Doors) 12B was also the directorial debut for the director Jeeva, who then was a leading camera man. In 12B, his co-stars were Simran and Jyothika, the two leading actresses at that time. The movie had an average gross though the music by Harris Jeyaraj received critical acclaim. Shaam's film Iyarkai, directed by debutant S. P. Jananathan and ably supported by cinematographer, N. K. Ekambaram, won the National Best Picture Award (Tamil, 2003) with its unique storyline and departure from cliched Tamil film romances. The shoestring budget film, a realistic portrayal of seafarers in between commission, through its excellent camerawork and music score by Vidyasagar added to the stature of the film's cast and crew but due to its delayed release was under-appreciated at the box office. date of birth April 4. Shaam is frm Madurai he studied in B'lore.(B.Com), his favourite colour is White.He is fond of watches.