New Delhi : Veteran Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo passed away on Wednesday night at the age of 59 after reportedly suffering from cardiac arrest. She was the glamorous mother in Indian cinema. She passed away at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Mumbai. She is famous for playing Salman Khan's mother in the movie Maine Pyar Kiya and Hum Aap ke hai kaun
Reema Lagoo was an Indian actress who has appeared in Marathi, Hindi films and television shows. She has had a presence on Marathi stage for nearly four decades. She played a lead role in the Marathi serial Tuza Maza Jamena.
She is well known for playing the main character's mother in hit Hindi movies like Maine Pyar Kiya, Aashiqui, Saajan, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Vaastav, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Hum Saath-Saath Hain.
Lagoo has mostly acted in supporting roles with some of the biggest names in the Hindi film industry. Starting out with television serials, she rose in prominence with the film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) where she played Juhi Chawla's mother. She was seen in a controversial role in Aruna Raje's Rihaee (1988).
She then starred in the blockbuster film Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) as Salman Khan's mother and then in Saajan (1991), a superhit success at the box office. After this she starred in action drama and crime thriller Gumrah (1993) as Sridevi's mother and Jai Kishen (1994) as Akshay Kumar's mother.
Gumrah (1993) was seventh-highest grosser of the year at the box office, Jai Kishen (1994) was a commercial success thus declared 'semihit'.
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