Reema Lagoo was a popular Indian actress. She is known for playing supportive and motherly roles in Hindi and Marathi cinema. During her long acting career she starred in several blockbusters like "Aashiqui", "Maine Pyar Kiya", "Hum Aapke Hain Kaun", "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai", "Hum Saath Saath Hain", , "Kal Ho Na Ho", "Vastaav", "Saajan", "Rangeela" and "Kya Kehna", etc. A versatile actress she also gave notable stage performances and appeared in many teleserials like "Shrimaan Shrimati", "Tu Tu, Main Main," "Do Aur Do Paanch" etc.
Born as Gurinder Bhadbhade in 1958, Reema got initial lessons of acting from her mother Mandakini Bhadbhade who herself was an acclaimed Marathi stage actress. She began her acting stint from her student days in Pune. After completing her education she started getting job offers in Marathi drama and plays. She took the name Reema Lagoo after marrying prominent Marathi actor Vivek Lagoo. Her marriage was short lived as she got separated from her husband only after few years. A major breakthrough in her life came with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988). In this blockbuster she played the role of the mother of actress Juhi Chawla. Her charm was enough to earn her subsequent roles in upcoming movies of Indian cinema. She soon became a hot choice for the role of "understanding mother" on both, the silver and the small screens. In years to come she was seen sharing screen space with many famous Bollywood stars and worked under various prominent banners including Rajshri Productions, Dharma Productions etc.
Reema Lagoo will be ever remembered for playing the role of Salman Khan's mother in Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) and Saajan (1991). She also appeared in motherly role in Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994), Rangeela (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), and Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003). She would easily fit into the role of modern, but understanding mother and so remained a favorite for directors looking to add emotional touch with fun to their movies.
Just like in movies, Reema remained unmatched with her superb roles in television serials. She was seen in prominent roles in "Khandaan", "Shrimaan Shrimati", "Tu Tu, Main Main," "Do Aur Do Paanch" etc. In a career spanning almost four decades, Lagoo gave notable stage performances. In Marathi, she acted in plays like "Ghar Tighanche Have", "Chal Aatap Lavkar", "Jhale Mokle Aakash", "To Ek Kshann", "Purush Buland" and "Vitho Rakhumai", etc.
Reema Lagoo died following a cardiac arrest on 18th May 2017. She was rushed to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH), where she breathed her last. She is survived by a daughter named Mrunmayee. A string of personalities paid tributes to the veteran film, stage and television actress Reema Lagoo.
Rishi Kapoor: RIP. Worked in quite a few films. Reema Lagoo. Good friend. Heartfelt condolences
Akshay Kumar: Saddened to hear about the demise of #ReemaLagoo, had the opportunity to work with her...a fine actress and person.Prayers to the family
Madhur Bhandarkar: Sad to hear about Reema Lagoo. Remember working with her as an associate director in 'Rangeela'. A talented actress and a warm person. RIP.
Boman Irani: Our very dear Reema Lagoo is no more. Always kind, funny and loving. Saddened. RIP
Ashoke Pandit: It's shocking to know about the sad demise of Reema Lagooji. Industry has lost a wonderful human being and a great actress. RIP
Kunal Kohli: I am shocked to hear about Reemaji. RIP Reema Lagoo. One of warmest, nicest people on and off screen. This is very shocking and sad.
Shriya Pilgaonkar: Reema Maushi passed away early this morning. A big loss. A personal loss. Known her since I was a child . RIP...Reema Lagoo. Miss you.
Riteish Deshmukh: Shocked & saddened. Reema Lagoo ji will be missed. She will always be remembered for her iconic roles in cinema & on stage. RIP
Farah Khan: So terribly sad 2hear #ReemaLagoo is no more.worked with her in so many songs n she was just the most loving soul..condolences 2 her family
Poonam Mahajan: The demise of #ReemaLagoo ,veteran Marathi actress is a big loss to the film fraternity
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