Reema Lagoo: Bollywood’s ‘favourite mother’ dies

Reema Lagoo: Bollywood’s ‘favourite mother’ dies

Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo, famous for playing the role of the “loving mother”, has died at the age of 59.

She passed away in a Mumbai hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest on Wednesday night.

The actress was famous for playing the role of the mother of main characters in films and TV soaps. She also acted in several Marathi language plays.

She starred in dozens of hit Bollywood films like Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, and Maine Pyar Kiya.

Lagoo started her career in the late 1970s, and soon became famous for playing the mother of lead characters.

She was also known as the “on-screen mother” of popular actor Salman Khan, with whom she acted in several films.

She played Khan’s mother in his first film 28 years ago at the age of 31.

19 Responses to “Reema Lagoo: Bollywood’s ‘favourite mother’ dies”

  1. Yes, very shocking. She also acted in Rangeela, QSQT, Ashiqui, Kalyug and other movies. Mostly she was Salman’s mother in many of his past hit films.

    She was playing Dayavantiji in Naamkaran on Starplus produced by Mahesh Bhatt. The series is tv version of Janam.

    The actor who played her husband in Shriman Shrimati Jatin Kanakia died long back. One of the most hilarious series on Indian tv. We have a pale imitation now in Bhabhiji ghar par Hai.


    • Master:
      Shocking.. not expected for her age!!

      Yes lots of movies.. all Barjatya movies and then KKHH, Kal Ho na ho, Vaastav(epic climax scene) etc. Actually two of her TV series were very popular – Shriman Shrimati and Tu Tu Main Main.


    • Master:
      Yes, Jatin Kanakia died once he completed shooting his portions of Hum Saath Saath Hain and died before its release! He was getting very popular in comedy but died before his time started in movies!


    • JayShah:
      Very sad. She’s been in huge films. MPK, HAHK, KKHH etc. Easily one of this generations memorable on screen mothers and mainly in Rajshri films through 80-90’s. RIP.


  2. jayshah Says:

    I’d never have guessed she was only 31 in MPK. Quite ridiculous as she was so motherly in the film.


  3. Bollywood actor Aamir Khan rushed to actress Reema Lagoo’s Mumbai residence soon after the news of her death reached the 51-year-old actor. Reema Lagoo, 59, died on Thursday due to cardiac arrest. Aamir co-starred with Reema Lagoo in his Bollywood debut Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and later in Rangeela. “This is very tragic, we are still in shock. She had no major ailment that we knew about. May she rest in peace,” Aamir Khan told reporters. Reema Lagoo’s son-in-law, Swapnil Rao, told news agency PTI: “She was complaining of chest pain so we took her to hospital around 1 am. She passed away due to a heart attack around 3.15 am. She was perfectly fine and had no health issues…so it is really shocking for all us that she is no more with us.”


  4. Her last rites was attended by Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Kajol, Rishi Kapoor, Sonali Kurkani and Rakesh Bedi.


  5. tonymontana Says:

    A very recognisable face for those born in the 90s.. she was a charming presence in all the movies she did.

    Also a very beautiful woman. May God bless her soul.


    • jayshah Says:

      Her face resembled one of my aunt’s so always thought of my aunt. She was a good and usually pivotal character mother.


  6. One of the most known faces from hindi movies who achieved more success on television contrastingly for her comic roles than her serious roles in movies such as Tu Tu Main Main, Srimaanji Srimatiji & many more. Her portrayal of Sanjay Dutt’s mother in Vaastav was one of her best roles & my most favourite as she brought the pain, suffering and dilemma of a mother to life when her own son pleading her to shoot him dead for his own good & rid him of all the future sufferings for once & all & “mother” obliged!! She was hale & hearty until the sudden cardiac arrest brought about her demise! An untimely death at 59 when she still had a lot to offer as an actress. May her soul rest in peace!

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  7. very sad… far too young…


  8. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti ..


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