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Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai

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Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai (lit. What Is This Relationship Called?) is a Hindi-Language television drama airing on StarPlus. It premiered on January 12, 2009 and is the longest running Hindi Indian series.[1]

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
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GenreIndian soap opera
Created byDirector's Kut Productions
Written bySaba Mumtaz
Bhavna Vyas
Ghazala Nargis
Munisha Rajpal
Zama Habib
Bandana Tiwari
Directed byRomesh Kalra
Rishi Mandial
Ram Pandey
Creative director(s)Vivek Bahl
StarringShivangi Joshi
Mohsin Khan
Opening themeYeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai By Alka Yagnik
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons65
No. of episodes2784 as on November 19, 2018
Executive producer(s)Vivek Jain
Producer(s)Rajan Shahi
Production location(s)Mumbai
Cape Town
Hong Kong
CinematographyArjuni Rao
Editor(s)Sameer Gandhi
Running time22 minutes
Original networkStarPlus
Picture format576i
Original release12 January 2009 (2009-01-12) – present
External links
Official website



The show focuses on the daily life of an Udaipur-based Rajasthani family. The show's lead characters are Naira (Shivangi Joshi) and Kartik (Mohsin Khan). The series initially focused on Naira's parents, Akshara (Hina Khan) and Naitik (Karan Mehra).


A young couple, Akshara and Naitik Singhania, live in a Marwari joint family in Udaipur. They adjust as a married couple, as parents of young children, and as their extended families mature.

Naitik falls into a coma in an accident; four years later he returns to the family and struggles to gain acceptance from his five-year-old son, Naksh. Naitik's mother dies and his father marries a divorcee with two children.

Later, when her husband dies, Naitik's elder aunt blames Akshara and kicks her out of the house; Naitik, Akshara, Naksh and newborn Naira leave their extended family.

The family live in Cape Town for several years. An adult Naksh returns to Udaipur and counsels his great aunt, who is convinced to forgive Akshara and the family returns. Naksh falls in love with Tara and wedding plans are made, but she breaks up with him minutes before the ceremony.

Teenaged Naira runs away from Akshara and lives in Rishikesh for a time. When she returns a love triangle forms between Naira, her cousin Gayu, and Naitik's employee Kartik. Naira considers setting aside her feelings so Gayu can be happy, but after a time Naira and Kartik confess their love for each other.

Later, Akshara dies in a car accident and a drunk Kartik is blamed, dividing the families, but Naira proves his innocence and her family accepts him.

Naira and Kartik are married, and later learn that Kartik's cousin, Mansi was responsible for her mother's death. The couple later work together to help his sister gain a divorce from her abusive husband. Under pressure from the family, Naksh agrees to marry Naira's sister-in-law, Keerti.

Parallel story arcs

Parallel with Akshara and Naitik's stories, the stories of their respective siblings also form significant story arcs in the series. Past plots have been built around the lives of Naitik's sisters Nandini and Rashmi. The series has also focused on Naitik's step-siblings. The series also paralleled the story of Akshara-Naitik with that of Varsha-Shaurya, Akshara's best friend and elder brother, respectively.

After several leaps, Naira and Kartik became the leads of the show. Parallel with Kartik and Naira's stories, the series also focuses on the story of their siblings: Naksh, Gayu, Keerti and Shubham.

Currently, parallel with Kartik and Naira's story, the series focuses on the story of Naksh and Keerti.


Main Cast

  • Hina Khan as Akshara Naitik Singhania (née Vishambharnath Maheshwari) (Dead) – Vishambharnath-Rajshri's Daughter, Naitik's Wife, Naksh-Naira's Mother (2009–16)[2]
  • Karan Mehra / Vishal Singh as Naitik Raj Shekhar Singhania – Gayatri-Raj Shekhar's Son, Akshara's Husband, Naksh-Naira's Father (2009–16) / (2016-Present)[3]
  • Ashnoor Kaur / Shivangi Joshi as Naira Kartik Goenka (née Naitik Singhania) – Kartik's Wife, Akshara-Naitik's Daughter (2015-16) / (2016–Present)[4]
  • Shivansh Kotia / Rohan Mehra / Rishi Dev as Naksh Naitik Singhania – Kirti's Husband, Akshara-Naitik's Son, Naira's Elder Brother (2012-15) / (2015-16) / (2017–Present)
  • Mohsin Khan as Kartik Manish Goenka – Naira's Husband (2016–Present)[5]
  • Mohena Singh as Kirti Naksh Singhania (née Manish Goenka) – Naksh's Wife, Kartik's Sister (2016–Present)

Recurring Cast

  • Kshitee Jog as Devyani Raj Shekhar Singhania – Raj Shekhar's Second Wife, Naira's Younger Paternal Grandmother (2014-Present)
  • Sandeep Mehta as Raj Shekhar Singhania – Naitik's Father, Akshara's Father-in-law, Naira's Paternal Grandfather (2009–Present)
  • Medha Jambotakar as Kaveri Mahendra Pratap Singhania – Naitik's Elder Aunt, Nandini's Mother, Naira's Paternal Grandaunt (2009–Present)
  • Kirti Sually as Baisa – Naitik's Paternal Aunt, Naira's Paternal Grandaunt (2010–Present)
  • Lata Sabharwal as Rajshri Vishambharnath Maheshwari – Akshara's Mother, Naira's Maternal Grandmother (2009–Present)
  • Parul Chauhan as Suvarna Manish Goenka – Kirti-Kartik's Stepmother, Naira's Mother-in-law (2016–Present)[6]
  • Sachin Tyagi as Manish Goenka – Kirti-Kartik's Father (2016–Present)[7]
  • Swati Chitnis as Suhasini Goenka – Kartik's Paternal Grandmother (2017–Present)
  • Ali Hassan as Akhilesh Goenka - Kartik's Paternal Uncle (2016-Present)
  • Shilpa Raizada as Surekha Akhilesh Goenka - Kartik's Paternal Uncle's Wife (2016-Present)
  • Samir Onkar as Samarth Goenka - Kartik's Paternal Uncle (2018)
  • Sanjeev Seth as Vishambharnath Maheshwari – Akshara's Father, Naira's Maternal Grandfather (2009–17) / (2018-Present)
  • Pooja Joshi as Varsha Shaurya Maheshwari - Akshara's friend, Shaurya's wife, Ananya-Kuhu's mother, Naira's maternal aunt (2009–17) / (2018-Present)
  • Ather Habib / Yash Gera as Shaurya Vishambharnath Maheshwari - Akshara's brother, Varsha's husband, Ananya-Kuhu's father, Naira's maternal uncle (2009–13) (2013-17)[8]
  • Manu Malik as Omkarnath Maheshwari – Akshara's Younger Uncle, Sunaina's Husband, Anshuman's Father (2009–16) / (2018-Present)
  • Neelima Taddepalli as Sunaina Omkarnath Maheshwari – Naira's maternal grand aunt, Akshara's aunt, Omkarnath's wife, Anshuman's mother (2009–17)
  • Aman Sharma / Dheeraj Gumbar as Anshuman Omkarnath Maheshwari - Akshara's cousin brother, Jasmeet's husband (2009–16) / (2016)
  • Shirin Sewani as Jasmeet Anshuman Maheshwari - Anshuman's wife (2014–16)
  • Vineeta Malik as Bhairavi Maheshwari - Vishambharnath-Omkarnath's mother, Akshara's grandmother, Naira's maternal great grand mother (2009–16) / (2018-Present)
  • Nidhi Uttam as Nandini Mohit Agarwal - Kaveri-Mahendra Pratap's daughter, Mohit's wife, Yash-Anmol's mother, Naira's paternal aunt (2009–Present)
  • Ayush Agarwal / Shamik Abbas as Mohit Agarwal, Naitik's best friend, Nandini's husband, Naira's uncle (2009–16) / (2016-Present)
  • Urmila Sharma / Sunita Rao as Rukmini Agarwal, Mohit's mother (2009–14) / (2014-Present)
  • Neha Saroopa as Rashmi Sameer Desai (née Raj Shekhar Singhania), Gaytri-Raj Shekhar's daughter, Naitik's sister, Nikhil-Sameer's wife, Gayu's mother (2009–16) (Dead)
  • Kanchi Singh as Gayatri Nikhil Deora, Naira's cousin, Rashmi-Nikhil's daughter, Sameer's step-daughter (2016–17) / (2018-Present)
  • Ashish Kapoor as Nikhil Rajendra Deora, Rashmi's ex-husband (2011–12)
  • Mazher Sayed as Sameer Desai, Rashmi's second husband (2015)
  • Anshul Pandey as Naman Raj Singhania, Suresh-Devyani's son, Raj's step son, Muskaan's brother, Karishma's husband, Mishti's father (2014–16)[9][10]
  • Priyanka Udhwani as Karishma Naman Singhania, Naman's wife, Naira's aunt (chachi) (2014–17)
  • Aarna Sharma as Mishti Naman Singhania, Naira's cousin, Naman-Karishma's daughter (2015-17)
  • Sonali Verma as Gayatri Raj Shekhar Singhania – Raj Shekhar's First Wife, Naitik-Rashmi's Mother, Akshara's Mother-in-law, Naksh-Naira's Grandmother (2009–13) (Dead)
  • Sanjai Gandhi / Abhijeet Lahri as Mahendra Pratap Singhania – Kaveri's Husband, Nandini's Father, Naitik's Elder Uncle (2009–15) (Dead)
  • Anand Mani as Bhajinder Singh, Maheshwari's servant (2009–12)
  • Sunita Rajwar as Dhaniya Bhajinder Singh, Bajinder's wife (2009–12)
  • Rakesh Deewana as Maharaj, Singhania's ex chef (2009–14)
  • Roshan Khan as Gopi Dadi, Bhairvi's friend (2009–14)
  • Ali Merchant as Rituraj, Naitik's cousin brother (2009; 2011–12)
  • Amit Dolawat as Alok Awasthi, Muskaan's husband (2009) / (92014–15
  • Preeti Sharma as Bindiya,Rituraj's wife (2009)
  • Divya Bhatnagar as Gulaboo, Singhania's maid (2009–15)
  • Amardeep Jha as Shankari, Akshara's match-maker (2009–16)
  • Charu Asopa as Sneha: Naitik's worker, Kuhu's mother (2010)
  • Bani as Baby Naksh Naitik Singhania, Naitik-Akshara's son (2011–12) (replaced)
  • Unknown as Rama Rajendra Deora, Rashmi's mother in law, Nikhil's mother (2011–16)
  • Reem Sheikh as young Prerna Singhania (chikki), Singhania's adopted child (2012)
  • Alpesh Gehlot as Samar, Akshara's admirer (2012)
  • Akanksha Kapil as Antara, Loves Naitik (2012)
  • Navika Kotia as Prerna Singhania, Grown up Chikki (2013)
  • Anurag Nigam as Ankit (2013)
  • Zarina Roshan Khan as Muskaan Alok Awasthi, Naman's sister (2014–15)
  • Mishka Jain as Baby Naira Naitik Singhania, Naitik-Akshara's daughter (2015) (replaced)
  • Sanchit Sharma as Yash Mohit Agarwal, Naira's cousin, Nandini-Mohit's adopted son, Rose's husband (2015–16)
  • Akshaya Naik as Ananya Ranveer Sharma, Naira's cousin, Varsha-Shaurya's daughter, Ranveer's wife (2015–16)
  • Umang Jain as Tara Singh Shekhawat, Naksh's ex fiancé (2015–16)
  • Alok Nath as Chandrabhan Singh Shekhawat, Tara's grandfather (2015–16)
  • Amal Sehrawat as Sangram Singh Shekhawat, Tara's brother (2015–16)
  • Shivam Agarwal as Aditya Singh Shekhawat, Tara's brother (2015–16)
  • Vaishali Takkar as Sanjana, Naksh's friend (2015–16)
  • Khushmeet Gill as Nannu Anshuman Maheshwari, Anshuman-Jasmeet's son (2015–16)
  • Yamini Makwana as Kuhu Shaurya Maheshwari, Naira's cousin, Shaurya-Sneha's daughter (2016–17)
  • Arjun Kohli as Ranveer Sharma, Ananya's husband (2016)
  • Sippora Zoutewelle as Rose Yash Agarwal, Yash's wife (2016)
  • Karan Pahwa as Anmol Mohit Agarwal, Naira's cousin, Nandini-Mohit's son,Mansi's Husband (2016; 2018)
  • Shreya Sharma / Vaishnavi Rao as Mansi Anmol Agarwal - Kartik's Cousin, Akhilesh-Surekha's Daughter, Anmol's Wife (2016-2017) / (2018)
  • Harbandana Kaur as Young Kuhu (2016)
  • Sheetal Tiwari as Sukanya, Naira's friend (2016) (dead)
  • Veena Jagtap as Nisha Singh Sekhawat (2016)
  • Suzanne Bernert as Martha, Rose's mother (2016)[11][12]
  • Fahad Ali as Vivaan, Gayu's school friend (2016)
  • Nupur Joshi as Soumya Manish Goenka, Kartik and Kirti's mother, Manish's 1st wife (2016) (dead)
  • Tiya Gandwani as Priyanka, Kartik's Maternal Aunt (Masi) (2017-2018)
  • Romit Sharma as Aditya Bansal, Karthikj's former brother-in-law, Kirti's ex-husband (2017)[13]
  • Nikhil Sharma as Raghav, Naira's former friend (2017)[14]
  • Shravan Mehta as Kiran, Naira's dance partner and friend (2017)[15]
  • Bhuvan Chopra as Ratan
  • Neha Sehgal as Payal
  • Sonal Shrivastava as Juhi
  • Gaurav Wadhwa as Subham Manish Goenka (Aryan), Suvarna and Manish's son (2017–18)

Guest stars


Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai has had several crossover episodes with various shows. In 2009, the show had a connection with Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai. In 2012, the show had a crossover episode with Diya Aur Baati Hum. In 2016, Diya Aur Baati Hum's lead actress Deepika Singh made an entry.


It is produced by Rajan Shahi's Director's Kut Productions.

Reception and impact

The show is one of the most often-awarded shows of Indian Television, and is India's longest running television series by episode count.[18] It is the longest-running Indian television series based on episode count. Hina Khan participated in the 'Power of 49' campaign, in which soap opera actors used their influence to urge women to vote.[19]

Shoma Munshi said the show has "simplicity and highly emotional content" and was noted for placing female characters in the historical tradition of a large joint family.[20]


The show is also broadcast by Urdu 1 and Star Plus sister channel STAR Utsav. The show generally maintains the top spot among Indian TV serials that aired in Pakistan. The show was beaten three to four times by Kumkum Bhagya that aired on Geo Kahani but recovered its leading position. The show also recorded one of the highest TRP in Pakistan.


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