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India’s Saas/Bahu Fame Reema Lagoo Dies, Bollywood Mourns

Known for her natural ‘saas’ role in moany movies and TV serials, actress Reema Lagoo breathed her last on Thursday morning due to cardiac arrest in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital. She was aged 59.The funeral will be held later in the day.

Reema Lagoo passed away on May 18, 2017

Reema Lagoo passed away on May 18, 2017

Soon, all actors who once shared the screen with her reacted with disbelief and the Twitter was abuzz with condomence messages and many actors fondly remembering her controbution to the big and small screen.

Reema Lagoo became a familiar face in all Hindi households with her role in Salman Khan’s “Hum Aapke Hain Kaun”, “Hum Saath Saath Hain” and “Maine Pyar Kiya”. She had acted with all the big names in Bollywood including Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit. She won four Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Actress.

Born as Nayan Khadbade to a Marathi actress in 1958, she changed her name to Reema Lagoo after her marriage to Marathi actor Vivek Lagoo and the couple separated a few years later.

Reema Lagoo’s debut in Hindi films was with Kalyug in 1980 and her last film in Bollywood was “I Love NY” in a cameo appearance and her last television show was ‘Naamkaran’. She is survived by her daughter Mrunmayee, a theatre actress and director.

Starting from Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Paresh Rawal, Nimrat Kaur, Riteish Deshmukh, filmmakers Kunal Kohli and Madhur Bhandarkar expressed their condolences.

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Rishi Kapoor said:”RIP. Worked in quite a few films. Reema Lagoo. Good friend. Heartfelt condolences.” She had acted with him in “Hum Saath Saath Hain”

Paresh Rawal ✔ @SirPareshRawal: “Reema lagoo an endearing n positive persona . A friend n a colleague since theatre days. RIP.”

Riteish Deshmukh ✔ @Riteishd: “Shocked & saddened. Reema Lagoo ji will be missed. She will always be remembered for her iconic roles in cinema & on stage. RIP”

kunal kohli ✔ @kunalkohli:”Am shocked to hear about Reemaji RIP #ReemaLagoo
One of warmest,nicest people on and off screen. This is very shocking & sad.”

Madhur Bhandarkar ✔ @imbhandarkar:”Sad to hear about #ReemaLagoo. Remember working with her as an associate director in #Rangeela.A talented actress & a warm person. RIP.”

Boman Irani ✔ @bomanirani:”Our very dear Reema Lagoo is no more. Always kind, funny and loving.Saddened. RIP.”

Reema Lagoo’s Filmography:

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Sinhasan Marathi film
1980 Kalyug Kiran
1980 Aakrosh Nautaki dancer
1985 Nasoor Manjula Mohite
1988 Hamara Khandaan Dr. Julie
1988 Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
1988 Rihaee
1989 Maine Pyar Kiya Kaushalya Choudhary
1990 Police Public
1990 Aashiqui
1990 Pratibandh
1991 Pyar Bhara Dil Sudha Sunderlal
1991 Patthar Ke Phool Mrs. Meera Verma
1991 First Love Letter
1991 Henna
1991 Saajan Kamla Verma
1992 Sapne Sajan Ke
1992 Prem Deewane Sumitra Singh
1992 Jiwalagaa
1992 Jeena Marna Tere Sang
1992 Shola Aur Shabnam Mrs. Sharda Thapa
1992 Qaid Mein Hai Bulbul Guddo Choudhry
1992 Do Hanso Ka Joda
1992 Nishchaiy Yashoda
1992 Shubh Mangal Savdhan Marathi film
1993 Shreemaan Aashique Suman Mehra
1993 Sangram
1993 Mahakaal
1993 Aaj Kie Aurat Shanta Patil
1993 Gumrah Sharda Chadha
1993 Dil Hai Betaab
1993 Pyaar Ka Tarana
1994 Dilwale
1994 Pathreela Raasta
1994 Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! Nisha’s mother
1995 Jai Vikraanta
1995 Rangeela
1996 Apne Dam Par Mrs. Saxena
1996 Vijeta Mrs. Laxmi Prasad
1996 Papa Kehte Hai
1996 Prem Granth Parvati
1996 Maahir Asha
1996 Dil Tera Diwana Kumar’s wife
1997 Uff! Yeh Mohabbat
1997 Rui Ka Bojh
1997 Judwaa
1997 Yes Boss
1997 Betaabi
1997 Deewana Mastana
1998 Tirchhi Topiwale
1998 Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha
1998 Mere Do Anmol Ratan Suman
1998 Deewana Hoon Pagal Nahi
1998 Aunty No. 1 Vijayalaxmi
1998 Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Anjali’s mother
1998 Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate Savitri Abhyankar
1999 Hum Saath-Saath Hain Mamta
1999 Bindhaast Aasawari Patwardhan
1999 Aarzoo Parvati
1999 Vaastav: The Reality Shanta
1999 Dillagi
2000 Kya Kehna
2000 Nidaan Suhasini Nadkarni
2000 Deewane
2000 Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain Laxmi
2000 Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye Mrs. Sharma
2001 Hum Deewane Pyar Ke Mrs. Chatterjee
2001 Censor
2001 Indian Mrs. Suryapratap Singh
2001 Tera Mera Saath Rahen Janki Gupta
2002 Hathyar Shanta
2003 Kavtya Mahakaal
2003 Pran Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye
2003 Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon
2003 Chupke Se Laxmi Timghure
2003 Kal Ho Naa Ho Mrs. Mathur
2004 Hatya Mrs. R. Lal
2005 Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai Mrs. Vikram Malhotra
2005 Hum Tum Aur Mom
2005 Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar
2005 Sandwich
2005 Divorce: Not Between Husband and Wife Judge
2006 Aai Shappath Devki Desai
2008 Superstar
2008 Mehbooba Queen Mother (Ma’sa)
2008 Kidnap Sonia’s grandmother
2009 Aamras
2010 Mittal v/s Mittal Mitali’s mother
2011 Janma Vandhana Sarpotdar
2011 Mumbai Cutting
2011 Trapped in Tradition: Rivaaz Ranjeet Singh’s wife
2012 Om Allah
2013 498A: The Wedding Gift Sudha Patel
2015 Main Hoon Rajinikanth Herself
2015 I Love NY Tikku Verma’s adopted mother Cameo appearance
2015 Katyar Kaljat Ghusali Katyar Marathi film; Voice-over
2016 Jaundya Na Balasaheb Marathi film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Khandaan
1988 Mahanagar
1993 Kirdaar
1994 Aasmaan Se Aagay
1994 Shrimaan Shrimati Kokila Kulkarni
1994–2000 Tu Tu Main Main Devki Verma Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Comic Role
1997 Do Aur Do Paanch Radha
1999 Waqt Ki Raftar
2002–2003 Dhadkan Prajakta Marathe
2006 Kadvee, Khatti, Meethi Yashoda Verma
2009 Do Hanson Ka Joda
2012 Lakhon Mein Ek
2013 Tuza Maza Jamena Reema Limaye
2016–2017 Naamkaran Dayavanti Mehta

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