Reema Lagoo dead at 59: Born Gurinder Bhadbhade on February 3, 1958, she was the daughter of Marathi stage actress Mandakini Bhadbhade. Lagoo was a dedicated stage performer who started her acting career almost as soon as she completed school. Along with performing on stage, Lagoo acted in Hindi and Marathi films but gained popularity only when she started portraying the role of a mother in Bollywood movies to well-known actors.
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Reema Lagoo was married to Marathi actor Vivek Lagoo but the couple separated. They have a daughter Mrunmayee Lagoo who is also a stage, film actor and she is married to Vinay Waikul.
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Reema Lagoo was perhaps the most celebrated mother in Bollywood. She shared screen space with actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Anupam Kher, Kajol, Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit, Lagoo has played a plethora of roles ranging from character roles to the actor's mother.
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Reema Lagoo's first such role was in the movie Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak where she played the character of Juhi Chawla's mother in 1988. Her memorable roles were in movies where she played mother to Madhuri Dixit in Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994), Shah Rukh Khan's mother in Yes Boss (1997) and Kal Ho Na Ho(2003), Kajol's mother in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Salman Khan in Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United (1999) and Abhishek Bachchan's mother in Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (2003). (Photo: IE)
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Reema Lagoo is also famous for her role in television serials like Shrimaan Shrimati that was aired in the year 1994 and Tu Tu Main Main that was first aired on DD Metro (1994) but was later telecast on Star Plus (1996). In Tu Tu Main Main she played the character of Devaki Verma the mother-in-law to Supriya Pilgaonkar who played the character of Radha Verma. (Photo: IE)