Veteran Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo passed away at the age of 59 after reportedly suffering from cardiac arrest.
The senior actress started her career in Hindi and Marathi films in the late 1970s and early 80s.
She was best known for playing the on-screen mother to protagonists in hit films like 'Maine Pyar Kiya', 'Hum Aapke Hain Koun', 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' and 'Hum Saath-Saath Hain'. Reema Lagoo also did notable work in television in popular shows like 'Tu Tu Main Main' and 'Shriman Shrimati'.
The actress was born on February 3 in 1958 and appeared in Marathi and Hindi films, theatres and television shows, serving the industry for nearly four decades.
She was married to Marathi actor Vivek Lagoo and the couple had a daughter Mrunmayee Lagoo.
However, the couple later parted their ways. Presently, Lagoo was working for the daily soap 'Namkaran,' where she was portraying the character Dayawanti Mehta.
Reema Lagoo was born Nayan Bhadbade.
She was the daughter of a well-known Marathi actress Mandakini Bhadbade and began acting herself after finishing school in Pune.
She took the name Reema Lagoo after her marriage - she and her husband later separated but Ms Lagoo retained the name.
Reema Lagoo's best-known roles were as mother to the stars.Reema Lagoo: Know More
- Born: 1958, Mumbai
- Died: 18 May 2017, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai
- Parents: Mandakini Bhadbhade
- Key TV shows: Shrimaan Shrimati, Tu Tu Main Main
- Children: Mrunmayee Lagoo