Reema Lagoo one of the finest actress of the Indian cinema died of cardiac arrest this morning at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. She was 59.
An acclaimed veteran actress of television, Marathi stage and Bollywood, who went on to be a favourite of the audience and her fans, had carved a beautiful career for herself spanning over four decades.Ms. Lagoo known for her character artist roles mostly as the mother to the lead actor or actress was impeccable in her performance. She has been a part of several Bollywood blockbuster hits and television shows. A fine actress with amazing talent has died so young. A sad day indeed for the Hindi Film Industry and her fans and audience who doted on this beautiful actress. A good friend to many in the industry .
Reema Lagoo known for her performance in television shows like ' Shriman Shrimati' and ' Tu Tu Main Main'. She gained her popularity for her role of a loving mother in the blockbuster film, 'Hum Aapke Hain Koun' and ' Maine Pyaar Kiya', 'Hum Saath Saath Hain', ' Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' , 'Saajan', 'Aashiqui' , 'Qayamat Se Qayamat tak', to name the few of the most popular films that got her the much deserved appreciation.
Born Gurinder Bhadbhade , she was the daughter of the Marathi stage actress Mandakini Bhadbhade. With acting in her blood she went on to pursue theatre after she had completed her schooling . From stage to the television to the Bollywood industry , Reema Lagoo gained prominence and she was most popular for doing mother's roles in Hindi films.
Reema Lagoo won four Filmfare Awards in the supporting actress category .
She was married to Marathi actor Vivek Lagoo but the couple had separated a few years later. She leaves behind her only daughter Mrunmayee who is also an actress and her son-in-law.
The actress was shooting until yesterday for her upcoming film, for a wedding sequence on the show ' Naamkarann' .
RIP #Reema Lagoo. With her death the Hindi film Industry has indeed lost a great artist . You will always be our favourite screen mother. You were someone that all youngsters could relate to. #Indian Film History conveys our deepest condolences to her bereaved family members.