Reema Lagoo passes away at 59, industry mourns

Veteran Actress Reema Lagoo passes away on Thursday morning following a cardiac arrest that cut short the life of the 59-year-old.

She breathed her last at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH), where she was rushed shortly after midnight on Thursday.

Reema was famous for her portrayal of a middle-aged woman – both on television and in feature films.

She played important roles in blockbusters like ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’, ‘Aashiqui’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ and several others. She was also seen in other hugely popular films like ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’, ‘Saajan’, ‘Rangeela’ and ‘Kya Kehna’.

Her most sensitive performance and arguably her best too was in Mahesh Manjrekar’s ‘Vaastav’ – where she played the role of Sanjay Dutt’s mother.

On television, she excelled in shows like ‘Khandaan’, ‘Shrimaan Shrimati’, ‘Do Aur Do Paanch’. One of her more popular roles was in ‘Tu Tu, Main Main’ where she played the ‘saas’ (mother-in-law). She was also shooting for the on-going serial ‘Naamkaran’.

Some tweets from celebrities:

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 🙏🏻

Anushka Sharma‏: Grew up watching d warmth & love #ReemaLagoo ji brought out on screen. Saddened by her sudden demise.Heartfelt condolences to her family…

Arjun Kapoor: #ReemaLagoo ji, you will be hugely missed! Strength and courage to your family and friends. RIP

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.”



  • RIP Reema Ji . She was a fantastic performer . She has given amazing performances in MPK, HAHK, HSSH, Saajan, KHNH and Vaastav . She also showed her class in TV with Shrimaan Shrimati and Tu Tu Main Main . In all her films she played the mother with amazing conviction . One of the finest actresses to play mother on screen along with Nirupa Roy, Farida Jalal and Kirron Kher . God bless .

  • ReemaJi n Bhai were the Most charming Mother-son duo in 90s .. Loved there chemistry in each n every Rajshri movie…Thanks #ReemaJi for making Bhai movies so Special….🙏🏻

  • Those who played her most iconic sons(Mpk Khnh) and son in law(Hahk kkhh) haven’t tweeted

    Anyways it’s not moment to discuss that

    I think she was the best onscreen mom better than Farida Jalal

    Rip madam

  • OMG so sad. What a very pretty lady even when she played the mom roles. Can’t pick a favorite cos she was always so super cool in all her movies. Vastaav I guess was her best. Rest in peace ma’am .

  • She was perfect on screen mom’s in 90’s and great specially in Barjatya’s films.
    Apart from above mentioned films she was also good in Jis desh me ganga rehta h starring Govinda.
    RIP mam.

  • My first movie on theatre is HAHK
    Where is reema ji mom of madhuri n renuka , then HSSH true legend
    Perfect sooraj barjatiya movie n family audience choice , I wanted see her next sooraj barjatiya movie but not comes true..
    Song I remember
    Yeh toh sach hai kee bhagwan hai, hai magar phir bhee anjan hai
    Dharatee pe rup ma bap kaa, us vidhata kee pehchan hai…

    Best mom role ever played in Bollywood Rip reemaji

  • 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

  • Really, still amused
    Blockbusters like Aashiqui
    When this movie get that tag

    Indicine is mistaked above list

  • RIP, may God comfort her family and loved ones. she and hema malini has the best mum and son duo with salman khan, salman has the best comfort level with the two of them, you will think they are his real mum. what a loss to bollywood, i think shes the best mum to superstars onscreen.

  • Bollywood a funny place, no support for colleagues, they will keep twitting for publicity stunt, but non will attend her funeral, save for Big B and junior Bachan that always show support to bereaved colleagues. iam a sallu fan i hope he attends her funeral, if he is chanced to show his last respect for his reel mum, the best mum son jodi ever.

  • Totally shock!!! Dear ma’am, going to miss your warm and humourous character. You are and will always be admired and remembered. Thanks for being such a wonderful woman. Truly an inspiration to all mothers. RIP.

  • I still dnt get how sushmita sen got best supporting for biwi number 1 and reema lagoo was over looked for vast vastav role goes to show how pathetic these awards are

  • Yesterday I watched her in one serial & today such bad news . I liked her role in hum saath saath hai she did fantastic acting . Reemaji & Vilasrao Deshmukh ji wan to get married but Deshmukh father refused because of Deshmukh father don’t want his son get marry with any Bollywood actress .

  • R.i.P. rima ji. Only you were the reason I watched HAHK, HSSH and so on. These movies worked well only because of you. You were the reason for saving the career of yesteryear’s struggling flop actor salman.

  • Sabere chali jaegi
    Tu bada yaad aaegi

    Her lines of the song in kkhh
    Now relevant

    Sadly she passed away in morning itself

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