Reema Lagoo

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Reema Lagoo
Reema Lagoo (1 May 2011).jpg
Lagoo in May 2011
Born
Nayan Bhadbhade

(1958-06-21)21 June 1958 [1]
Died18 May 2017(2017-05-18) (aged 58)
Other namesRima
Occupation Actress
Years active1964–2017 (her death)
Spouse(s)Vivek Lagoo (separated)
Children1

Reema Lagoo (born Nayan Bhadbhade; [2] 21 June 1958 – 18 May 2017) was an Indian theatre and screen actress known for her work in Hindi and Marathi cinema.[ citation needed ] She began her acting career in the Marathi theatre, [3] after which she became a household name for playing motherly roles in the 1990s and early 2000s. She was immortalized and became a household name after her roles in the 90s classic TV sitcoms Shriman Shrimati (as Kokila Kulkarni) [4] and as Devaki Verma starring opposite Supriya Pilgaonkar in Tu Tu Main Main .

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Career

Lagoo with Rohini Hattangadi. Rohini Hattangadi and Reema Lagoo.jpg
Lagoo with Rohini Hattangadi.

Lagoo's career as an actor began as a child, influenced by her mother, who was a Marathi stage and film actress. She appeared in five films including Masterji, directed by Durga Khote. Her senior career continued in Marathi stage after a long gap following work as a child artiste. It began with her coming to Mumbai and appearing in P. L. Deshpande's play, an adaptation of My Fair Lady . [5] However, she received wider recognition with roles in television serials, Hindi and Marathi films. She debuted in films in 1979 with the Marathi film Sinhasan .

Hindi films

She went on to play supporting roles with some of the biggest names in the Hindi film industry, mostly as the mother of the lead characters. She first rose to prominence with the Hindi 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), also a superhit success at the box office. She starred in action drama and crime thriller Gumrah (1993) as Sridevi's mother, Jai Kishen (1994) as Akshay Kumar's mother and Rangeela (1995) as Urmila Matondkar's mother. Her Gumrah (1993) was seventh-highest grosser of the year at the box office, Jai Kishen (1994) was a commercial success (declared 'semihit'). Rangeela (1995) was highest grosser of the year at the box office.

Most prominently, she has starred in some of the biggest hits in the Bollywood industry including the Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994), Yeh Dillagi (1994), Dilwale (1994), Rangeela (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999) Vaastav: The Reality (1999) In this role that won her a fourth Filmfare Award for best supporting actress, Lagoo played mother to gangster Sanjay Dutt. [6] She has been credited in the media as a coming of a "new-age mother" in Hindi cinema. [7] [8]

Though mostly playing a middle-aged mother in films, she has also played other roles earlier in her career. She played the role of a dancer in Aakrosh (1980) and a cold-hearted businesswoman in Yeh Dillagi (1994).

Marathi films

Lagoo also had a notable presence in Marathi cinema. She was awarded the Maharashtra State Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 2002 film Reshamgaath. [9] Her role in Janma (2011), which she referred to as "one of the best roles in her career", received praise. Recognising her contribution to Marathi cinema, she was awarded the V Shantaram Award by the Government of Maharashtra. [10]

Television

Lagoo also had a fairly successful career as a television actor in both Hindi and Marathi languages. She debuted on television in 1985 with the Hindi series Khandaan . Her roles in Shriman Shrimati as Kokila Kulkarni [4] and as Devaki Verma starring opposite Supriya Pilgaonkar in Tu Tu Main Main were her most successful shows, with the latter winning her the Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Comic Role.

Lagoo has appeared on the Marathi show Maanacha Muzra, which honours Marathi personalities. [11]

Personal life

Reema Lagoo was born on 21 June 1958 as Nayan Bhadbhade. [2] Her mother was Marathi stage actress Mandakini Bhadbhade famed for the drama Lekure udand Jaahalee. [12] Lagoo's acting abilities were noted when she was a student at the Huzurpaga HHCP High School in Pune. [13] She took to acting professionally after completing her secondary education. Starting 1979, she was employed with the Union Bank of India for ten years in Bombay (now Mumbai), when, alongside appearances in television and films, she participated in the inter-bank cultural events. [14]

She met Vivek Lagoo, her future colleague in the bank and stage actor, in 1976 before marrying in 1978. [15] Upon marriage, she adopted the name Reema Lagoo. Described by Vivek as "an understanding to restructure our lives", they separated later. The couple's daughter Mrunmayee is also an actress and theatre director. [16] [17] [18]

Death

Lagoo had been shooting for the television series Naamkarann till 7 p.m. (IST) on 17 May 2017. After she complained of chest pain later that night, she was taken to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai at 1 a.m. (IST). She died at 3:15 a.m. (IST) from cardiac arrest. [19] At the time of death, she was described as being "perfectly fine" and having "no health issues". [20] [21] Her funeral was performed by her daughter in Oshiwara crematorium, in Mumbai [20]

Filmography

Films

List of films and roles
YearTitleRoleLanguageNotes
1964MasterjiMarathi
1979 Sinhasan Marathi
1980 Aakrosh Nautaki dancerHindi
1980 Kalyug KiranHindi
1983 Chatpati Hindi
1985 Nasoor Manjula MohiteHindi
1988Hamara KhandaanDr. JulieHindi
1988 Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak Kamla SinghHindi
1988 Rihaee Hindi
1989 Maine Pyar Kiya Kaushalya ChoudharyHindiNominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
1990 Police Public Hindi
1990 Aashiqui Mrs. Vikram RoyHindiNominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
1990 Pratibandh JudgeHindi
1990Teri Talash MeinHindi
1991BalidaanSharda V. GyanobaMarathi
1991RamwatiHindi
1991 Henna Chandni's motherHindi
1991 Baharon Ke Manzil Hindi
1991 Saajan Kamala VermaHindi
1991Pyar Bhara DilSudha SunderlalHindi
1991 Patthar Ke Phool Meera VermaHindi
1991 First Love Letter Shyam's motherHindi
1991 Aag Laga Do Sawan Ko Hindi
1992 Sapne Sajan Ke Hindi
1992 Prem Deewane Sumitra SinghHindi
1992JiwalagaaHindi
1992 Jeena Marna Tere Sang Hindi
1992 Shola Aur Shabnam Sharda ThapaHindi
1992VanshRukmani K. DharmadhikariHindi
1992Qaid Mein Hai BulbulGuddo ChoudhryHindi
1992 Do Hanso Ka Joda Hindi
1992 Nishchaiy Yashoda GujralHindi
1992 Parda Hai Parda Andrew's motherHindi
1992 Sapne Sajan Ke Deepak's motherHindi
1992 Prem Deewane Sumitra SinghHindi
1992JiwalagaaMarathi
1992 Jeena Marna Tere Sang Hindi
1993 Shreemaan Aashique Suman MehraHindi
1993 Sangram Hindi
1993 Mahakaal Hindi
1993 Aaj Kie Aurat Shanta PatilHindi
1993 Gumrah Sharda ChadhaHindi
1993 Dil Hai Betaab Raja's motherHindi
1993 Pyaar Ka Tarana Hindi
1994 Yeh Dillagi Mrs.Shanti SaigalHindi
1994 Dilwale Arun's motherHindi
1994 Pathreela Raasta Hindi
1994 Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! Mrs. Siddharth ChoudhuryHindiNominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
1994 Vijaypath Mrs. SaxenaHindi
1994 Kanoon Hindi
1995 Jai Vikraanta Hindi
1995 Rangeela Mili's motherHindi
1995 Taqdeerwala Suraj's motherHindi
1996 Apne Dam Par Mrs. SaxenaHindi
1996 Vijeta Mrs. Laxmi PrasadHindi
1996 Papa Kehte Hai Hindi
1996 Prem Granth ParvatiHindi
1996 Maahir AshaHindi
1996 Dil Tera Diwana Kumar's wifeHindi
1997 Uff! Yeh Mohabbat Hindi
1997 Rui Ka Bojh Hindi
1997 Judwaa Prem Malhotra's motherHindi
1997 Yes Boss Rahul Joshi's motherHindi
1997 Betaabi Sameer's motherHindi
1997 Deewana Mastana Bunnu's motherHindi
1997 Suraj GayatriHindi
1998 Tirchhi Topiwale Sumitra OberoiHindi
1998 Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha Shekhar's sister-in-lawHindi
1998 Mere Do Anmol Ratan SumanHindi
1998 Deewana Hoon Pagal Nahi Hindi
1998 Aunty No. 1 VijayalaxmiHindi
1998 Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Anjali's motherHindi
1998 Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate Savitri AbhyankarHindi
1999 Hum Saath-Saath Hain MamtaHindi
1999 Bindhaast Aasawari PatwardhanMarathi
1999AarzooParvatiHindi
1999 Vaastav: The Reality ShantaHindiNominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
1999 Dillagi Hindi
2000 Nidaan Suhasini NadkarniHindi
2000 Deewane Hindi
2000 Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain LaxmiHindi
2000 Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye Mrs. SharmaHindi
2001Hum Deewane Pyar KeMrs. ChatterjeeHindi
2001 Censor Hindi
2001 Indian Mrs. Suryapratap SinghHindi
2001 Tera Mera Saath Rahen Janki GuptaHindi
2002 Hathyar ShantaHindi
2002ReshamgaathAnna SmithHindi Maharashtra State Film Award for Best Actress
2003Kavtya MahakaalHindi
2003 Pran Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye Hindi
2003 Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon Prem Kumar's motherHindi
2003 Chupke Se Laxmi TimghureHindi
2003 Kal Ho Naa Ho Mrs. MathurHindi
2004 Hatya Mrs. R. LalHindi
2004 Navra Maza Navsacha PoliticianMarathiSpecial appearance
2005 Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai Mrs. Vikram MalhotraHindi
2005 Hum Tum Aur Mom Hindi
2005 Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar Hindi
2005 Sandwich MRS. Singh, Shekhar's motherHindi
2005 Divorce: Not Between Husband and Wife JudgeHindi
2006Aai ShappathDevki DesaiHindi
2006 Shubh Mangal Savdhan Marathi
2007DehaPilooHindi
2007SavaleeMarathi
2008 Humne Jeena Seekh Liya Hindi
2008 Superstar Kusum P. SaxenaHindi
2008 Mehbooba Queen Mother (Ma'sa)Hindi
2008 Kidnap Sonia's grandmotherHindi
2009 Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy Jijabai Marathi
2009AgnidivyaMarathi
2009AamrasIndumatiMarathi
2009Gho Mala Asala HawaDagdubaiMarathi
2010 Mittal v/s Mittal Mitali's motherHindi
2011JanmaVandhana SarpotdarHindi
2011 Mumbai Cutting Hindi
2011Trapped in Tradition: RivaazRanjeet Singh's wifeHindi
2011DhoosarMarathi
2012 Om Allah Hindi
2012 498A: The Wedding Gift Sudha PatelHindi
2013 Mahabharat GandhariHindiVoice Role Animated Film
2013 Anumati AmbuMarathi
2014 Ungli Nikhil's motherHindi
2015 Main Hoon Rajinikanth HerselfHindi
2015 I Love NY Tikku Verma's adopted motherHindiCameo appearance
2015 Katyar Kaljat Ghusali KatyarMarathivoice-over
2016 Jaundya Na Balasaheb AaisahebMarathi
2017 Deva Marathi
2018Home Sweet HomeHome-MinsterMarathi

Television

List of television shows and roles
YearTitleRoleNotesRef.
1985 Khandaan [22]
1988Mahanagar
1993 Kirdaar
1994Aasmaan Se Aagay
1994–1999 Shrimaan Shrimati Kokila Kulkarni [22]
1994–2000 Tu Tu Main Main Devaki Verma / Madam X Saas ki duplicate Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Comic Role [22]
1997–1999Do Aur Do PaanchRadha [22]
1999Waqt Ki Raftar [23]
2002–2003 Dhadkan Prajakta Marathe [24]
2006 Kadvee Khattee Meethi Yashoda Verma [22]
2009Do Hanson Ka JodaSnehlata [22]
2012 Lakhon Mein Ek [25]
2013Tuza Maza JamenaReema Limaye [22]
2016–2017 Naamkarann Dayavanti Mehta [22]

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