Reema Lagoo dies of a cardiac arrest at 59 in Mumbai

Reema Lagoo played mother to several big actors in her career spanning decades. Here, however, are her best performances. She was Bollywood's favourite mom!

Reema Lagoo dies of a cardiac arrest at 59 in Mumbai


'HUM AAPKE HAIN KAUN?' — here, she played mom to Madhuri Dixit and Renuka?Shahane. She raises them to be sweet and charismatic women who keep the family together. She was also adored by everyone as the beautiful 'mother of the bride'.

'HUM SATH SATH HAIN' — Lagoo played mom to Mohnish Bahl, Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Neelam. She was the new-age Kalki who is torn between her step-son and her biological child.

'JIS DESH MAY GANGA REHTA HAI' — a rich family from a big city put their little son under the care of Reema Lagoo and Shivaji Satam, two sheep-herders. But when it is time for him to leave as a grown-up, it tears her heart to watch him go. Her love for him and the bond he has with his village is what brings him back.

'KAL HO NA HO' — Lagoo played the mom going through the hardest thing a mom could go through - watching her child die. As Shahrukh Khan did his best to bring joy to the lives of others, she watched from afar, putting on a brave face every time. 

'KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI' — in 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', Lagoo played a loving mother to Kajol. While she wanted her daughter to get married to Salman Khan's character, she knew in her heart that Kajol was not happy with the choices she has made.

'MAINE PYAR KIYA' — Lagoo played Salman Khan's traditional but understanding mom. She supported her son's love for the girl he liked despite pressure from her husband to break them apart.

'VAASTAV' — in this role that won her a fourth Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress, Lagoo played mother to gangster Sanjay Dutt. Defeated by the life her son has chosen to lead, she makes the tragic decision to take his life.