Reema Lagu was an Indian theatre and screen actress known for her work in Hindi and Marathi cinema.
She began her acting career in the Marathi theatre.
Lagoo started her acting career on Marathi stage. 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.
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).
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).
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. 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.
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 and as Devaki Verma starring opposite Supriya Pilgaonkar in Tu Tu Main Main won praise, with the latter winning her the
Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Comic Role. She also starred as Dayawanti Mehta in the soap opera Naamkarann.
Lagoo has appeared on the Marathi show Maanacha Muzra, which honours Marathi personalities.