This article is a stub. You can help the Shameless Wiki by expanding it.

Kash Karib was the husband of Yvonne Karib, with whom he has two children, Chesney and Meena. However, Kash was actually gay and had an affair with his underage employee Ian Gallagher. Kash became a city councillor in Series 3, but after falling into financial difficulties and sex scandal he faked his own suicide and left town during Series 4, leaving Yvonne homeless and in huge debt. Kash returned briefly in Series 6, only for his son to reject him after finding out the truth of his father's sexuality and how he treated Yvonne. Chesney then left his father to burn in a fire at the Karib's Shop after knocking him unconscious with a punch to the head in anger, Kash is now presumed dead as no one was seen pulling him out of the fire.

Worried over his future and coping with his sexuality Ian told Kash that he wished he could do what he was doing at the time and marry a woman and have children for appearances sake. Kash stated how terrible it is for both him and his, at the time unknowing, wife. He explained that it takes every ounce of his will to sleep next to a woman every night when he doesn't like the feel of her skin.


  • Chris Bisson who plays Kash currently stars in long running British Soap Opera Emmerdale. In late 2011 he was joined by Kelli Hollis, who played Kash's wife Yvonne in Shameless, though the two are unconnected in the soap.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.