Qadim Shah made his first appearance 17 December 2009. He is portrayed by Ramon Tikaram.


He is first seen meeting Amira's new boyfriend, Syed Masood and his family: Masood Ahmed, Zainab Masood and Tamwar Masood.When Amira storms out, Qadim suspects it is Syed's fault and wishes that Amira stops seeing Syed. But, Amira stormed out because she was under pressure and she still saw Syed. When Zainab visits her friend Bushra Abbasi with Syed, Christian Clarke follows them. When Zainab and Bushra are talking, Syed and Christian kiss in the next room. Realising he is gay, Syed finds it hard to keep the affair away from Amira and Qadim. Syed and Christian kept seeing each other until Christian's step-niece, Lucy Beale saw the pair and painted on Syed and Amira's new flat wall, "Syed loves Christian". Syed and Christian are furious and re-paint the wall. When Syed finishes his affair with Christian, he rips the wallpaper down, revealing the message. Amira breaks down, and after revealing she is pregnant, tells Qadim. Qadim attacks Syed, and attempts to divorce Amira and Syed. When Syed leaves Walford, Qadim returns with two henchmen and Amira's old friend Chelsea Fox reveals that Syed has left but Christian still lives here. Qadim and the henchmen brake into Christian's flat and severely beat him up. Christian is rushed to hospital and with sister Jane Beale, see Syed back in Walford. Qadim is not seen again until 2011, when Amira returns with her and Syed's baby daughter, Yasmin Masood, Zainab's new love interest, Yusef Khan goes to Qadim's office and the evil pair make an alliance. In 2012, Qadim returns when Amira refuses to divorce Syed, but Syed pleads with Qadim, Masood and Zainab that he wishes to divorce. After an argument in the Queen Victoria, Qadim leaves Walford again.

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