Keshto Mukherjee was an Indian actor. He is specialized in doing comic drunkard roles in the Hindi films. Though he was famous for his drunkard typecast role in Hindi films, he used to share a very good relation with the iconic Bengali filmmaker
and had a very tiny, but important roles in the maestro's films such as the trickster in ‘Bari Theke Paliye’ and so many.
Though he was typecast as a drunkard, he was seen essaying comic characters with ease. He will be known in a teacher role in
’s ‘Khatta Meetha’, or even as the madman in ‘Ajarik’ or character roles in’ Nagarik’ (both by Ritwik Ghatak). He also played a bad character in Zanjeer.
He did the maximum number of Hindi films with Bengali directors, who moved to Bollywood such as Hrishikesh Mukherjee,
, and Basu Chatterjee. He has acted in a total of 99 movies in Hindi cinema. He was also at ease sharing screen presence with other comedy actors, be it Asrani, Jagdeep, Asrani, Paintal and Mehmood. He was considered as favorite with his times to the great directors like Gulzar, Hrishiskesh Mukherjee, Basu Chatterjee and to Shakti Samanta. Kshto Mukherjee will be always remembered for his each and every performance, which is a classic example of finest comic acting. His comic timing was great. As a comedian, he is fantastic, especially with his ability to deliver jokes and humorous dialogues with a serious face even. People might say that he was always typecast as a drunkard role, but his screen presence as a drunkard itself releases tension and his unique style of delivering dialogue was funny for viewers. He was spontaneous with full of energy, who had an amazing sense of humour as a comedian. He could do comedy scenes without even saying a word. He passed away in 1982.