Keshto Mukherjee

Keshto Mukherjee (7 August 1925 – 2 March 1982) was an Indian actor and comedian.[1][2] He was born in Kolkata, Bengal Presidency, British India.[3] He specialised in comic drunkard roles in Hindi films. Though he was famous for his drunkard typecast role in Hindi films, he was a teetotaller throughout his life.[4][5]

Keshto Mukherjee
Born7 August 1925
Died2 March 1982 (aged 56)

He used to share a very good relation with the iconic director Ritwik Ghatak and had very tiny but important roles in the maestro's films such as the trickster in Bari Theke Paliye, the madman in Ajantrik or character roles in Nagarik and Jukti Takko Aar Gappo.[6][7]


He died on 2 March 1982 in Bombay, India in an accident.

Selected filmographyEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Film Result
1976 Filmfare Awards Best Performance in a Comic Role Kaala Sona Nominated
1978 Chacha Bhatija Nominated
1979 Azaad Nominated
1981 Be-Reham Nominated
Khubsoorat Won


  1. ^ "Don't miss out on the laughs". Financial Express. 1 February 2009. Archived from the original on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Biography". Archived from the original on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Keshto Mukherjee Biography , Filmography & Movie List - BookMyShow". BookMyShow. Archived from the original on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  4. ^ "He hammed with humour". The Hindu. 30 July 2004. Archived from the original on 10 April 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  5. ^ "#GoldenFrames: Keshto Mukherjee, one of the most talented comedians of Indian Cinema | Photogallery - ETimes". Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  6. ^ न्यूज़, एबीपी (22 June 2021). "केष्टो मुखर्जी की कहानी: शराबी के रोल ने दिलाई पहचान लेकिन रियल लाइफ में कभी नहीं पी शराब". (in Hindi). Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  7. ^ "HBD Keshto Mukherjee: कैस्टो मुखर्जी का चेहरा देख हंस पड़ते थे दर्शक, ऐसे हुआ था बिमल रॉय से सामना". News18 हिंदी (in Hindi). 7 August 2021. Retrieved 8 April 2022.

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