Keshto Mukherjee

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Keshto Mukherjee (Bengali: কেষ্টো মুখোপাধ্যায়; died 1985) was an Indian film actor and comedian.[1][2] He specialised in comic drunkard roles in the Hindi films. Though he was famous for his drunkard typecast role in Hindi films,[3] 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.

Career[edit]

Mukherjee was brought to the Indian film industry by the film maker Ritwik Ghatak. His debut film was in 1952 in Nagarik, a Bengali movie by Ghatak. He acted in the role of a street dancer in Musafir, directorial debut of Hrishikesh Mukherjee. It was Asit Sen who offered Keshto Mukherjee a role of a typical drunkard in the movie Maa Aur Mamta (1970). Since then Mukherjee enacted in a typical drunkard roles in rest of his career, except a few movies. In Teesri Kasam, he acted with Raj Kapoor. In Sadhu aur Shaitaan, he was one of the cronies of Kishore Kumar. A similar role was performed in the movie Padosan. In Mehmood's movie Bombay to Goa, his role of a dozing passenger was a popular one. In the movie Mere Apne (1971), Keshto appears as a political leader misleading the local toughs for winning in the election. In Parichay (1974), he appeared as the private tutor to a group of naughty children who terrify him by setting a turtle with a lighted candle on its back. In Zanjeer, Aap Ki Kasam and Sholay Keshto Mukherjee's performances have left long-lasting impressions. In personal life he was a teetotaler.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Keshto Mukherjee's son, Babloo Mukherjee is also a comedy actor and has acted in several films. It is a popular misconception that Shushmita Mukherjee, is Keshto Mukherjee's daughter.

Filmography[edit]

  • Aatank (1996) (uncredited) .... Phillips Crasto
  • Hum Dono (1985) (as Late Keshto Mukherjee) .... Shankar
  • Divorce (1984) .... Shankar dada
  • Hanste Khelte (1984)
  • Troyee (1982) .... Drunkard
  • Meharbaani (1982) (as Keshto Mukerji)
  • Haathkadi (1982)
  • Dil-E-Nadaan (1982)
  • Ghazab (1982) .... Emperor (in the play)
  • Shiv Charan (1982)
  • Shradhanjali (1981) .... Rocky – Drummer
  • Rocky (as Keshto Mukerjee) .... Drunk Driver
  • Wardaat (1981) .... Dharamdas
  • Mangalsutra (1981) .... Drunk in Tonga
  • Kudrat (1981) (as Keshto Mukerjee) .... Jagat Ram
  • Naseeb (1981) .... Ad Film Director
  • Katilon Ke Kaatil (1981) .... Husband of lady with necklace
  • Main Aur Mera Haathi (1981)
  • Nai Imarat (1981)
  • Sansani: The Sensation (1981) .... Juman Miya
  • Be-Reham (1980) .... Ram Prasad
  • Red Rose (1980) .... Man came to buy brassiere for his girlfriend
  • The Burning Train (1980) .... Passenger in toilet
  • Aap Ke Deewane (1980) .... Lawyer
  • Desh Drohee (1980)
  • Hum Nahin Sudherenge (1980)
  • Khubsoorat (1980) .... Dayal's cook
  • Do Shikaari (1979) .... Gulu
  • Hum Tere Ashiq Hain (1979) .... Mukherjee
  • Duniya Meri Jeb Mein (1979) .... Watchman
  • Jurmana (1979) .... Babu Ram
  • Gol Maal (1979) .... Drunk
  • Jhoota Kahin Ka (1979) .... Rahim (Chauffeur)
  • Prem Bandhan (1979)
  • Sargam (1979) .... Tushar Babu Ghosh/Chatterjee
  • Do Ladke Dono Kadke (1979) .... Shantu's husband/Local drunk
  • Salaam Memsaab (1979) .... James
  • Azaad (1978) .... Ramesh Sharma
  • Damaad (1978)
  • Naukri (1978) .... Hawaldar
  • Aakhri Daku (1978)
  • Devata (1978)
  • Dillagi (1978) .... Tonga driver
  • Khatta Meetha (1978) (as Keshto Mukherjee) .... Milkman in the song "Roll Roll"
  • Rahu Ketu (1978) .... Taxi driver
  • Kitaab (1977) .... Pandit Shankar Lal
  • Aafat (1977)
  • Agar... If (1977) .... Chaman
  • Amaanat (1977) (as Kesto Mukerji) .... Drunk
  • Chacha Bhatija (1977) (as Kesto Mukherjee) .... Kesto
  • Chala Murari Hero Banne (1977)
  • Dildaar (1977) .... Raju
  • Inkaar (1977) .... Drunk fishing at the china creek
  • Kinara (1977)
  • Naami Chor (1977)
  • Niyaz Aur Namaaz (1977)
  • Ram Bharose (1977)
  • Saheb Bahadur (1977) .... Trumpet Player
  • Zindagi (1976) (as Kesto Mukherjee) .... Principal 'Kalu'
  • Charas (1976) (as Keshto Mukerjee) .... Police Inspector Golmes
  • Sabse Bada Rupaiya (1976) .... Himalaya Club's President
  • Aaj Ka Mahaatma (1976) .... Pedro
  • Arjun Pandit (1976)
  • Gumrah (1976) (as Kesto Mukerji) .... Kesto – Drunk
  • Sikka (1976)
  • Chacha Bhatija (1976) .... Kesto
  • Sholay (1975) .... Hariram barber
  • Kala Sona (1975) (as Keshto Mukherji) .... Drunkard
  • Pratiggya (1975) .... Chandi
  • Qaid (1975) .... Kanhaiyalal
  • Aakraman (1975) .... Rangeela
  • Aag Aur Toofan (1975) (as Kesto Mukherjee)
  • Chupke Chupke (1975) (as Kesto Mukherjee) .... James D'Costa (Driver)
  • Dhoti Lota Aur Chowpatty (1975)
  • Do Thug (1975)
  • Kahte Hain Mujhko Raja (1975)
  • Call Girl (1974)
  • 5 Rifles (1974) (as Keshto Mukerji) .... Drunkard
  • Chor Chor (1974)
  • Aap Ki Kasam (1974) (uncredited) .... Kanhaiya Lal
  • Geetaa Mera Naam (1974) .... Keshto – Raja's Assistant
  • Apradhi (1974) .... Nawab Ashiq Misaaj
  • Hamrahi (1974)
  • Hum Rahi (1974)
  • Imaan (1974)
  • Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye (1974) (as Kestomukerji) .... Prospective groom for Janniya
  • Trimurti (1974)
  • Zanjeer (1973) (as Kesto Mukherji) .... Gangu
  • Loafer (1973) (as Keshto Mukerjee) .... Drunk
  • Aarop (1973) (as Keshto Mukherji)
  • Achanak (1973) .... Man in the train
  • Bada Kabutar (1973) .... Abdul
  • Chalaak (1973) .... Gangaram Sakharam Patil
  • Parichay (1972) (as Keshto Mukherji) .... Teacher
  • Lalkar (The Challenge) (1972) .... Keshto
  • Bombay to Goa (1972) (as Keshto Mukerji) .... Sleeping Passenger
  • Piya Ka Ghar (1972) (as Kesto Mukherjee) .... Baburao Kulkarni
  • Koshish (1972) (uncredited) .... The Man irritated by Hari's whistling
  • Sabse Bada Sukh (1972) .... Guide at railway station
  • Yeh Gulistan Hamara (1972) .... Soldier
  • Rakhwala (1971) (uncredited) .... Drunk patient
  • Ek Nari Ek Brahmachari (1971) (as Kishto Mukherji) .... Doctor
  • Guddi (1971) .... Kader Bhai (controller of production)
  • Lakhon Me Ek (1971) .... Chatterjee
  • Mere Apne (1971) .... Jattu
  • Sanjog (1971) .... Mohan's Father
  • Maa Aur Mamta (1970) (as Kesto Mukerji) .... Drunk
  • Bachpan (1970) (as Kesto Mukherjee) .... Advocate John – Tom's dad
  • Geet (1970) .... Keshav
  • Mere Humsafar (1970) .... Abdul Narayan D'Souza
  • Suhana Safar (1970) (as Keshto Mukherji) .... Keshto
  • Anokhi Raat (1968) (as Keshto Mukherji) .... Buyer (stammerer)
  • Apna Ghar Apni Kahani (1968)
  • Baazi (1968) .... Madhav
  • Padosan(1968) (as Kesto) .... Calcuttiya (one member of natya mandali of Kishore Kumar)
  • Sadhu Aur Shaitaan (1968) (as Kesto)
  • Shikar (1968)
  • Majhli Didi (1967) .... Bhola – Navin's employee
  • Mehrban (1967) .... Gadhamaharaj's devotee
  • Pinjre Ke Panchhi (1966) .... Keshto (Barber)
  • Teesri Kasam (1966) .... Shivratan
  • Faraar (1965) .... School Janitor
  • Aarti (1962) (as Kesto Mukherjee) .... Johnny
  • Aashiq (1962)
  • Asli-Naqli (1962)
  • China Town (1962) (as Keshto) .... Keshto
  • Prem Patra (1962) (as Keshto Mukherji)
  • Aas Ka Panchhi (1961) (as Kesho)
  • Parakh (1960) .... Keshto (The Compounder)
  • Bari Theke Paliye (1958) .... Magician
  • Ajantrik (1958) .... Lunatic
  • Khazanchi (1958) (as Kesho)
  • Musafir (1957) (as Kesto Mukherji) .... Street Dancer ("Tehdi Tehdi Humse Phire Saari Duniya")
  • Nagarik (1952) .... Jatin Babu

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Don't miss out on the laughs". Financial Express. 1 February 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Biography
  3. ^ "He hammed with humour". The Hindu. 30 July 2004. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 

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