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Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai (lit. What is this relationship called?) is a Hindi-Language television drama airs on weekdays on Star Plus and streams on the digital platform Hotstar. It premiered on 12 January 2009 and is the fourth longest running Indian television soap opera.[1] The show is produced by Rajan Shahi under the banner of Director's Kut Productions.[2]

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehkata HaiTitle Screen.jpg
GenreSoap opera
Romance
Created byDirector's Kut Productions
Written by
Directed by
  • Romesh Kalra
  • Rishi Mandial
  • Ram Pandey
Creative director(s)Vivek Bahl
Starring
Opening themeHaan Koi

Range Hain

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes2,936
Production
Executive producer(s)Vivek Jain
Producer(s)Rajan Shahi
CinematographyArjuni Rao
Editor(s)Sameer Gandhi
Camera setupMulti Camera
Running time21 minutes (approx.)
Release
Original networkStar Plus
Picture format576i
HDTV 1080i
Original release12 January 2009 (2009-01-12) –
present
Chronology
Related showsYeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke
External links
Hotstar
Director's Kut Production

The show initially starred Hina Khan and Karan Mehra, and 2016 onward, after the death of the character of Hina Khan, featured Shivangi Joshi and Mohsin Khan in lead roles. In March 2019, its popularity led to the creation of a spin-off titled "Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke", starring Rhea Sharma and Shaheer Sheikh.

Contents

Premise

Vishambharnath and Rajshri Maheshwari arrange their daughter Akshara's wedding to Naitik Singhania, a young businessman hailing from a traditional Marwari joint family based in Udaipur. The series follows the course of Akshara and Naitik's lives as they adjust as a married couple, become parents of young children and look after their extended families.

Three years after their marriage, Akshara gives birth to Naksh and a year later, Naitik falls into coma due an accident.

Four years later

Four years later, Naitik recovers from coma and returns to the family. Then he initially struggles to gain acceptance from his son, Naksh; however, is supported by Akshara to win over Naksh. Meanwhile, Naitik's mother Gayatri dies and his father Raj Shekhar marries a divorcee Devyani, who has two children from her previous marriage.

Parallel story arcs

Parallel with Akshara and Naitik's story, the lives of their respective siblings also formed significant story arcs in the series. Sub-plots have been developed around the lives of Naitik's sisters- Nandini and Rashmi. The series has also focused on Naitik's step-siblings, and has dealt with Akshara's elder brother Shaurya's love story with her best friend Varsha.

Two years pass-by like this, and when Mahendra Pratap (Naitik's uncle) dies, his widow and Naitik's aunt Kaveri blames Akshara for the same and kicks her out of the house. Naitik, Akshara, Naksh and newborn Naira (Akshara and Naitik's daughter) leave their extended family.

10 years later

Within 2 years after parting from his family, Naitik relocates himself, his wife and his children to South Africa and the family has been living in Cape Town for the past ten years. A 19 year old Naksh returns to Udaipur and counsels his grand aunt, whom he convinces to forgive Akshara, pointing out her innocence; and thus the family returns to their original home. Naksh falls in love with Tara and wedding plans are made, but she breaks up with him only minutes before the ceremony. One and a half years pass-by, and teenage Naira runs away from Akshara over some disappointment, and lives in Rishikesh for the next 7 years.

Few years later

When Akshara is finally able to find Naira, Naira is made to return to her family and Akshara gradually resolves her differences between Naira. Soon a love triangle forms between Naira, her cousin Gayu and Naitik's employee Kartik. Kartik loves Naira and confesses his love to her. Naira considers setting aside her feelings so Gayu can be happy, but after unexpected help from her teenage step-cousin Mishti, Naira truly realizes and confesses her love to Kartik.

Later, Akshara dies in a car accident and a drunk Kartik is blamed, dividing the families (the Singhanias and the Goenkas), but Naira proves his innocence and her family accepts him. Both Naira and Kartik's families arrange their wedding, as Kartik-Naira aka "Kaira" marry. Kartik stayed away from his family because he thinks that his father Manish and stepmother Suvarna were responsible for his mother Soumya's death; but after marriage, Naira makes it clear to Kartik that his mother had mental disorder and Manish-Suvarna were not responsible for her suicide.

Later it is revealed that Kartik's cousin, Mansi was responsible for Akshara's death. Kartik-Naira later work together to help his sister Keerti gain a divorce from her abusive husband Aditya. Thereafter, after initially facing pressure from the family, Naksh falls in love with and marries Keerti. Later Kartik-Naira and Naksh-Keerti go to Greece for their honeymoon.

It is revealed that Kartik has a stepbrother Shubham (Manish and Suvarna's son). He has hatred for Kartik as Suvarna had abandoned him when he was born, for Kartik. Kartik and Naira bring him into the family and win his love. Kartik reconciles with his parents. Naira faces pregnancy complications and undergoes surgery. Later, Shubham becomes a drug addict and when Naira comes to know of his drug addiction, he requests her to hide the truth from the family. Shubham soon dies of drug abuse, and Suvarna and Kartik hold Naira responsible for not telling them about Shubham's drug addiction within time. Kartik tells Naira to leave the house until Suvarna recovers from her pain, but Naira misunderstands Kartik thinking that he does not love and trust her. Naira meets with an accident.

Two years later

Two years pass, Naira and Kartik stay separated. Naira along with Naitik has shifted to Mumbai, where she begins her studies in a college. Meanwhile, Suvarna has developed hatred towards Naira and wants to make Kartik marry his childhood friend Aashi. Manish sends Kartik to Mumbai for his college project. Kartik and Naira meet each other as a guest professor and his student respectively. Coincidentally, they become neighbors. Initially, they fight with each other but soon start realizing their love.

Suvarna comes to know that Kartik-Naira are together in Mumbai and meets with an accident. Seeing Suvarna's hatred for her and Kartik's pain, Naira gives divorce papers to Kartik. Unwillingly, Kartik also agrees and during Mansi and Anmol's (Naira's cousin's) wedding, Kartik-Naira get divorced. Soon after, Kartik-Naira realize their mistakes and mutual love; and after seeking one another's apology, they want to get remarried but their families disagree. Keerti gets pregnant.

Naira discovers that she has a brain clot and may lose her memory or die. She tells Suvarna to make Kartik marry some other girl so that he forgets Naira and moves on in life. Suvarna finally realizes her wrongdoings and tells Kartik the truth. Kartik enacts that he is marrying Aashi but later reveals his drama when Naira realizes that her decision was wrong. Singhanias and Goenkas agree for the wedding but, Naira's health worsens. The doctor tells Kartik that Naira has to undergo surgery the next day. Naira requests Kartik to marry her before surgery and Kaira finally gets remarried. Naira's surgery is successful. Kartik brings Naira back to Goenka house.

Manish's cousin Samarth tries to create differences between Manish and Akhilesh to take revenge from Suhasini. Kartik-Naira reunite the family and make Samarth a part of the Goenka family. After a big reunion event of the family named 'Rishton ka Utsav', Naira gets pregnant.

Four months later, Kartik-Naira and Naksh-Keerti meet with a car accident after which Naira undergoes premature delivery, but her baby dies. Elsewhere Keerti slips into coma and delivers a baby boy. Kartik hands over Keerti's baby Krish to Naira on seeing Naira and Keerti's conditions. During the naming ceremony, Keerti regains her consciousness after which whole family comes to know about the child swap and confronts Kartik, while Naira loses her memory. An infuriated Naksh doesn't want Naira-Kartik to unite again and separates them.

Naira returns to her maiden home and joins dance classes where Sid alias Kartik befriends her and makes her fall in love with him once again, despite Naira not remembering any past events. Naksh tries to get into talks of Naira's marriage with his friend, however, with Naira's cousins Mishti and Kuhu's help, Naira and Kartik are able to convince him and the family that their happiness lies with each other. Later amid Holi celebration Naira regains her memory.

Suhasini's brother Puru's lewd behavior irks Naira, while Gayu gets pregnant with her friend Vivan's child, however Vivan dies all of a sudden, leaving Gayu heartbroken. Later, Samarth (Kartik's younger paternal uncle) proposes to marry and accept Gayu with her child. Naira and Kartik later expose Puru and get him arrested amidst Gayu and Samarth's wedding celebrations. Puru later threatens Manish to destroy his business. Meanwhile, Manish survives a heart attack resultant from huge business loss, as plotted by Puru.

This made Naira join into the business and save him. Then, she started working for Goenka's rivalry business man Mihir Kapoor, where misunderstandings create in Kartik's mind towards Naira and as Mithali, Mihir's girlfriend, instigates him. He starts doubting her relation with Mihir and questions the same. A heartbroken Naira leaves the house and meets with an accident. As she was not found, the family presumes her to be dead.

Cast

Actors, along with their respective characters, shaded in light blue are members of the present cast.
Actors, along with their respective characters, shaded in light grey are cast members whose characters died in the course of the series.

Main cast

Character Portrayed by Year(s) Description
Akshara Singhania (née Maheshwari) Hina Khan[3] 2009-16 Vishambharnath and Rajshri's daughter, Shaurya's younger sister, Varsha's friend turned sister-in-law, Naitik's wife, Raj Shekhar and Gayatri's daughter-in-law, Rashmi's sister-in-law, Naksh and Naira's mother, Gayu's adoptive mother, Keerti and Kartik's mother-in-law. Introduced as a lively and fun-loving girl, Akshara's marriage with Naitik was arranged by her family members. However, over the years, Akshara proved to be the worthy daughter-in-law of the Singhania family, Naitik's true soulmate and a loving mother to her children. Khan quit the show in December 2016 to pursue other projects and her character was shown to have died by falling off a cliff due to an accident.
Naitik Singhania aka Munna Karan Mehra[4] 2009–16 Raj Shekhar and Gayatri's son, Rashmi's elder brother, Nikhil and Sameer's former brother-in-law, Akshara's husband, Vishambharnath and Rajshri's son-in-law, Shaurya's brother-in-law, Naksh and Naira's father, Gayu's adoptive father, Keerti and Kartik's father-in-law. Introduced as the eligible son of the Singhania family and a successful businessman, Naitik had an arranged marriage with Akshara that grew to a mature relationship, with mutual love, respect and concern for each other. Post Akshara's death, Naitik single-handedly took care of his children, and later on, the character's role in the series was reduced to a recurring one.
Vishal Singh 2016-18
Naira Goenka (née Singhania) aka Tina Shivangi Joshi[5] 2016-present Akshara and Naitik's daughter, Naksh's younger sister, Kartik's wife, Manish and Soumya's daughter-in-law, Suvarna's step daughter-in-law, Keerti's sister-in-law, Shuvam's step sister-in-law.
Ashnoor Kaur 2015-16 Teenage Naira
Mishka Jain 2015 Baby Naira
Kartik Goenka aka Kittu Mohsin Khan[6] 2016-present Manish and Soumya's son, Keerti's brother, Suvarna's step son, Shuvam's step brother, Naira's husband, Akshara and Naitik's son-in-law, Naksh's brother-in-law.

Recurring cast

Character Portrayed by Year(s) Description
Naksh Singhania aka Chiku, Lalla, Duggo Shehzad Shaikh 2019–present Akshara and Naitik's son, Naira's elder brother, Kartik's brother-in-law, Keerti's husband, Manish and Soumya's son-in-law, Suvarna's step son-in-law, Shuvam's step brother-in-law.
Rishi Dev 2017–18
Rohan Mehra 2015–16
Shivansh Kotia 2012–15 Young Naksh
Bani 2011–12 Baby Naksh
Keerti Singhania (née Goenka) Mohena Singh 2016–present Manish and Soumya's daughter, Kartik's sister, Suvarna's step daughter, Shuvam's step sister, Aditya's ex-wife, Naksh's wife, Akshara and Naitik's daughter-in-law, Naira's sister-in-law.
Mahendra Pratap Singhania Sanjai Gandhi 2009–12 Raj Shekhar's elder brother, Kaveri's husband, Nandini's father, Naitik and Rashmi's elder paternal uncle, Mohit's father-in-law, Yash and Anmol's paternal grandfather, Naksh and Naira's paternal granduncle. (Deceased)
Abhijeet Lahiri 2012–15
Kaveri Singhania aka Bhabimaa Medha Jambotakar 2009–present Mahendra Pratap's wife, Raj Shekhar's sister-in-law, Nandini's mother, Naitik and Rashmi's elder aunt, Mohit's mother-in-law, Yash and Anmol's paternal grandmother, Naksh and Naira's grandaunt.
Raj Shekhar Singhania Sandeep Mehta 2009–2018 Mahendra Pratap's younger brother, Gayatri and Devyani's husband, Naitik and Rashmi's father, Nandini's younger paternal uncle, Akshara's father-in-law, Nikhil and Sameer's former father-in-law, Yash and Anmol's paternal granduncle, Naksh and Naira's paternal grandfather, Naman and Muskaan's step father, Karishma's former step father-in-law, Alok's step father-in-law, Mishti's step grandfather.
Gayatri Singhania Sonali Verma 2009–13 Raj Shekhar's first wife, Mahendra Pratap's sister-in-law, Naitik and Rashmi's mother, Nandini's younger aunt, Akshara's mother-in-law, Nikhil and Sameer's former mother-in-law, Yash and Anmol's grandaunt, Naksh and Naira's paternal grandmother. (Deceased)
Devyani Singhania (previously Devyani Agarwal) Kshitee Jog 2014–present Raj Shekhar's second wife, Mahendra Pratap's sister-in-law, Naitik and Rashmi's step mother, Akshara's step mother-in-law, Naksh and Naira's step grandmother, Suresh Agarwal's ex-wife, Naman and Muskaan's mother, Karishma's former mother-in-law, Alok's mother-in-law, Mishti's paternal grandmother.
Krish Singhania Dwiti Gajera 2019 Naksh and Keerti's son; Akshara and Naitik's grandson
Parvati Singhania alias "Baisa" Kirti Sually 2010–19 Mahendra Pratap and Raj Shekhar's sister; Kaveri, Gayatri and Devyani's sister-in-law; Nandini, Naitik and Rashmi's paternal aunt; Yash, Anmol, Naksh, Gayu and Naira's paternal grandaunt.
Nandini Agarwal (née Singhania) Nidhi Uttam 2009–2019 Kaveri and Mahendra Pratap's daughter, Naitik and Rashmi's elder cousin sister, Mohit's wife, Yash's adoptive mother, Anmol's mother, Naksh and Naira's elder paternal aunt, Rose and Mansi's mother-in-law.
Mohit Agarwal Ayush Agarwal 2009–16 Rukmini's son, Nandini's husband, Kaveri and Mahendra Pratap's son-in-law, Naitik's best friend turned brother-in-law, Yash's adoptive father, Anmol's father, Naksh and Naira's uncle, Rose and Mansi's father-in-law.
Shamik Abbas 2016–2019
Rukmini Agarwal Urmila Sharma 2009–14 Mohit's mother, Nandini's mother-in-law, Yash and Anmol's paternal grandmother.
Sunita Rao 2014–2019
Yash Agarwal Sanchit Sharma 2015–17 Nandini and Mohit's adopted son; Rukmini, Kaveri and Mahendra Pratap's adopted grandson; Naitik and Rashmi's sororal nephew; Anmol's adoptive elder brother; Naksh, Gayu and Naira's cousin brother; Rose's husband, Martha's son-in-law.
Ansh Kaul 2012–15 Young Yash
Rose Agarwal (née Wilkins) Sippora Zoutewelle 2016 Yash's wife, Martha's daughter; Nandini and Mohit's daughter-in-law; Anmol, Naksh, Gayu and Naira's sister-in-law.
Martha Wilkins Suzanne Bernert[7][8] 2016 Rose's mother, Yash's mother-in-law.
Anmol Agarwal Karan Pahwa 2016, 2018–present Nandini and Mohit's son; Rukmini, Kaveri and Mahendra Pratap's grandson; Naitik and Rashmi's sororal nephew; Yash's adoptive younger brother; Naksh, Gayu and Naira's cousin brother; Mansi's husband, Akhilesh and Surekha's son-in-law.
Mansi Agarwal (née Goenka) Vaishnavi Rao 2018–present Akhilesh and Surekha's daughter, Luv and Kush's elder sister, Keerti and Kartik's younger cousin sister, Anmol's wife, Nandini and Mohit's daughter-in-law; Yash, Naksh, Gayu and Naira's sister-in-law.
Shreya Sharma 2017
Rashmi (Singhania) Desai
(previously Rashmi Deora)
Neha Saroopa 2009–16 Gayatri and Raj Shekhar's daughter, Naitik's younger sister, Akshara's sister-in-law, formerly Nikhil and Sameer's wife, Rama Deora's former daughter-in-law, Gayu's mother, Naksh and Naira's younger paternal aunt, Samarth's mother-in-law. (Deceased)
Nikhil Deora Ashish Kapoor 2011–12 Rashmi's ex-husband, Rama Deora's son, Gayu's father.
Rama Deora Shravani Goswami 2011–16, 2018-present Nikhil's mother, Rashmi's former mother-in-law, Gayu's paternal grandmother.
Sameer Desai Mazher Sayed 2015 Rashmi's second husband, Gayu's step-father.
Naman Agarwal Jay Pathak 2019–present Suresh and Devyani's son, Raj Shekhar's step son, Muskaan's elder brother, Alok's brother-in-law, Naitik and Rashmi's step brother, Karishma's ex-husband, Mishti's estranged biological father.
Anshul Pandey[9][10] 2014–16
Karishma Agarwal Priyanka Udhwani 2014–17 Naman's ex-wife, Suresh and Devyani's former daughter-in-law, Raj Shekhar's former step daughter-in-law, Muskaan's former sister-in-law, Mishti's estranged biological mother.
Muskaan Awasthi (née Agarwal) Zarina Roshan Khan 2014–15 Suresh and Devyani's daughter, Raj Shekhar's step daughter, Naman's younger sister, Karishma's former sister-in-law, Naitik and Rashmi's step sister, Alok's wife.
Alok Awasthi Amit Dolawat 2009, 2014–15 Akshara's college-mate and former admirer, Muskaan's husband, Suresh and Devyani's son-in-law, Raj Shekhar's step son-in-law, Naman's brother-in-law.
Rituraj Singhania Ali Merchant 2009, 2011–12 Naitik's cousin brother.
Bindiya Singhania Preeti Sharma 2009 Rituraj's wife, Naitik's sister-in-law.
Prerna Singhania aka Chikki Navika Kotia 2013–14 Singhania's adopted child.
Reem Shaikh 2012 Young Prerna
Bhairavi Maheshwari Vineeta Malik 2009–17, 2018 Vishambharnath and Omkarnath's mother, Rajshri and Sunaina's mother-in-law; Shaurya,Akshara and Anshuman's paternal grandmother; Naksh and Naira's great grandmother. (Deceased)
Vishambharnath Maheshwari Sanjeev Seth 2009–17, 2018–present Bhairavi's elder son, Rajshri's husband, Shaurya and Akshara's father, Omkarnath's younger brother, Sunaina's brother-in-law, Anshuman's elder paternal uncle, Varsha and Naitik's father-in-law, Naksh and Naira's maternal grandfather, Mishti's adoptive father.
Rajshri Maheshwari (née Goyal) Lata Sabharwal 2009–present Vishambharnath's wife, Bhairavi's elder daughter-in-law, Shaurya and Akshara's mother, Omkarnath's sister-in-law, Anshuman's elder aunt, Varsha and Naitik's mother-in-law, Naksh and Naira's maternal grandmother, Mishti's adoptive mother.
Shaurya Maheshwari Samir Sharma 2019–present Vishambharnath and Rajshri's son, Akshara's elder brother, Varsha's husband, Naitik's brother-in-law, Ananya's father, Kuhu's adoptive father, Naksh and Naira's maternal uncle, Ranveer's father-in-law.
Yash Gera[11] 2013–17
Ather Habib 2009–13
Varsha Maheshwari Pooja Joshi Arora 2009–17, 2018-present Shaurya's wife, Akshara's friend turned sister-in-law, Vishambharnath and Rajshri's daughter-in-law, Anshuman's sister-in-law, Ananya's mother, Kuhu's adoptive mother, Naksh and Naira's aunt, Ranveer's mother-in-law.
Ananya Sharma (née Maheshwari) Akshaya Naik 2015-17, 2018 Varsha-Shaurya's daughter, Kuhu's adoptive elder sister, Naksh and Naira elder maternal cousin sister, Ranveer's wife.
Nairtiya Chandola 2012–15 Young Ananya
Ranveer Sharma Arjun Kohli 2016-17, 2018 Ananya's husband, Shaurya and Varsha's son-in-law; Naksh, Naira, Kuhu and Nannu's brother-in-law.
Kuhu Maheshwari Kaveri Priyam 2019-present Sneha's biological daughter, Shaurya and Varsha's adopted daughter, Ananya's adopted younger sister; Naksh, Naira, Nannu and Mishti's adoptive cousin sister.
Yamini Makwana 2016-17 Teenage Kuhu
Harbhanda Kaur 2016 Young Kuhu
Mishti Agarwal Rhea Sharma 2019-present Naman and Karishma's estranged biological daughter, Vishambharnath and Rajshri's adoptive daughter; Devyani's granddaughter, Raj Shekhar's step-granddaughter; Ananya, Nannu and Kuhu's adoptive cousin sister; Yash, Anmol, Naksh, Gayu and Naira's younger step cousin sister.
Aarna Sharma 2016-17, 2019 Young and Teenage Mishti
Omkarnath Maheshwari Manu Malik 2009-16, 2018 Bhairavi's younger son, Vishambharnath's younger brother, Rajshri's brother-in-law, Sunaina's husband, Anshuman's father, Shaurya and Akshara's younger paternal uncle, Jasmeet's father-in-law, Nannu's grandfather, Ananya and Kuhu's paternal granduncle, Naksh and Naira's maternal granduncle.
Sunaina Maheshwari Neelima Taddepalli 2009-17, 2018 Omkarnath's wife, Bhairavi's younger daughter-in-law, Vishambharnath's sister-in-law, Shaurya and Akshara's aunt, Anshuman's mother, Jasmeet's mother-in-law, Ananya and Kuhu's grandaunt, Naksh and Naira's grandaunt, Nannu's paternal grandmother.
Anshuman Maheshwari Dheeraj Gumbar 2015-2016 Omkarnath and Sunaina's son, Shaurya and Akshara's younger paternal cousin brother, Jasmeet's husband, Nannu's father; Ananya and Kuhu's younger paternal uncle, Naksh and Naira's younger maternal uncle.
Aman Sharma 2009-15
Jasmeet Maheshwari Soniya Kaur 2019-present Anshuman's wife, Omkarnath and Sunaina's daughter-in-law, Shaurya and Akshara's sister-in-law, Nannu's mother; Ananya, Naksh, Naira and Kuhu's aunt.
Shirin Sewani 2009-16, 2018
Nishank "Nannu" Maheshwari Apurva Jyotir 2016-17 Anshuman and Jasmeet's son, Naksh and Naira younger maternal cousin brother, Ananya and Kuhu's paternal cousin brother.
Khushmeet Gill 2015–16 Young Nannu
Suhasini Goenka (née Ajmera) aka Bubbly Swati Chitnis 2016–present Manish and Akhilesh's mother, Samarth's elder aunt; Soumya, Suvarna and Surekha's mother-in-law; Keerti, Kartik, Shuvam, Mansi, Luv and Kush's paternal grandmother.
Manish Goenka Sachin Tyagi[12][13] 2016–present Suhasini's elder son, Akhilesh's elder brother, Samarth's elder cousin brother, Soumya and Suvarna's husband, Surekha and Gayu's brother-in-law; Keerti, Kartik and Shuvam's father; Mansi, Luv and Kush's elder paternal uncle, Naksh and Naira's father-in-law.
Soumya Goenka Nupur Joshi 2017 Manish's first wife, Keerti and Kartik's biological mother, Naksh and Naira's mother-in-law. Appeared only in flashback sequences. (Deceased)
Suvarna Goenka Niyati Joshi 2019–present Manish's second wife, Suhasini's elder daughter-in-law, Akhilesh's sister-in-law, Shubam's mother, Keerti and Kartik's step mother, Naksh and Naira's step mother-in-law.
Parul Chauhan[14] 2016-19
Shubam Goenka aka Aryan Gaurav Wadhwa 2017–18 Manish and Suvarna's once estranged son, Keerti and Kartik's step brother, Naksh and Naira's step brother-in-law. He died of drug abuse. (Deceased)
Akhilesh Goenka Ali Hassan 2016–present Suhasini's younger son, Manish's younger brother, Samarth's elder cousin brother; Soumya, Suvarna and Gayu's brother-in-law; Surekha's husband; Keerti, Kartik and Shuvam's paternal uncle; Mansi, Luv and Kush's father, Anmol's father-in-law.
Surekha Goenka Shilpa Raizada 2016–present Akhilesh's wife, Suhasini's younger daughter-in-law, Manish's sister-in-law; Keerti, Kartik and Shuvam's aunt; Mansi, Luv and Kush's mother, Anmol's mother-in-law.
Luv Goenka Shreshth Saxena 2016–present One of Akhilesh and Surekha's twin sons, Mansi's younger brother; Keerti, Kartik and Shuvam's younger cousin brother; Naksh, Naira and Anmol's brother-in-law.
Kush Goenka Shubh Saxena 2016–present One of Akhilesh and Surekha's twin sons, Mansi's younger brother; Keerti, Kartik and Shuvam's younger cousin brother; Naksh, Naira and Anmol's brother-in-law.
Samarth Goenka Samir Onkar 2018-present Suhasini's younger brother-in-law's son i.e. her nephew, Manish and Akhilesh's younger cousin brother; Keerti, Kartik, Shuvam, Mansi, Luv and Kush's paternal uncle; Gayu's husband.
Gayatri "Gayu" Goenka (née Deora) Simran Khanna 2019-present Rashmi and Nikhil's daughter, Naitik and Akshara's niece as well as adoptive daughter; Yash, Anmol, Naksh and Naira's cousin sister; Vivaan ex-girlfriend and the bearer of his child, Samarth's wife.
Deblina Chatterjee 2018–2019
Kanchi Singh 2016-17
Kristina Patel 2015-16 Teenage Gayu
Priyanka Tiya Gandwani 2017–18, 2019 Soumya's younger sister, Manish's sister-in-law, Keerti and Kartik's maternal aunt.

Others

Character Portrayed by Year(s) Description
Ratan Goyal Bhuvan Chopra 2009 Rajshri's brother, Vishambharnath's brother-in-law, Shaurya and Akshara's maternal uncle.
Gulabo Divya Bhatnagar 2009–11 Singhania's maid.
Bhajinder Singh Anand Mani 2009–12 Maheshwari's servant.
Dhaniya Singh Sunita Rajwar 2009–12 Bhajinder's wife, Maheshwari's servant.
Gopi Roshan Khan 2009–14 Bhairavi's friend and maid.
Maharaj Rakesh Deewana 2009–14 Singhania's chef.
Shankari Amardeep Jha 2009–16, 2018 Akshara and Naitik's match-maker.
Sneha Charu Asopa 2010 Naitik's employee, Kuhu's biological mother.
Payal Neha Sehgal 2011–15 Akshara's friend.
Girija Nea Srivastav 2011-2016 Singhania's maid.
Samar Alpesh Gehlot 2012 Akshara's admirer.
Antara Akanksha Kapil 2012 Naitik's lover.
Ankit Anurag Nigam 2013 Prerna's love interest.
Juhi Sonal Shrivastava 2014 Naitik's employee.
Chitti Maharaj Unknown 2014-17,2018 Singhania's chef.
Sanjana Vaishali Takkar 2015–16 Naksh's friend.
Tara Singh Shekhawat Umang Jain 2015–16 Naksh's ex-fiancée.
Chandrabhan Singh Shekhawat Alok Nath 2015–16 Tara's grandfather.
Sangram Singh Shekhawat Amal Sehrawat 2015–16 Tara's brother.
Aditya Singh Shekhawat Shivam Agarwal 2015–16 Tara's brother.
Nisha Veena Jagtap 2015–16 Tara's friend.
Sukanya Sheetal Tiwari 2016 Naira's friend. (Deceased)
Vivaan Fahad Ali 2016 Gayu's school friend and love interest, who fathered her child. He was mentioned dead in a car accident happened in 2019 (not shown).
Kiran Shravan Mehta[15] 2017 Naira's dance partner and friend.
Aditya Bansal Romit Sharma[16] 2017, 2018-19 Keerti's ex-husband, Kartik's former brother-in-law.
Raghav Nikhil Sharma[17] 2017-18 Naira's former friend.
Tejasvini Anita Kanwal 2018 Suhasini's elder sister (Special appearance)
Rishabh Varun Toorkey 2019 Naksh's friend and Naira's admirer. (Special appearance)
Purushottam Ajmera aka "Puru Mama" Rituraj Singh 2019 Suhasini's younger brother, Manish and Akhilesh's maternal uncle, Ila's father, a businessman. He tried to molest first Mansi and then Naira, and was thrown out of the house.
Ila Ajmera Aleya Ghosh 2019 Puru's daughter, Suhasini's niece, Manish and Akhilesh's younger maternal cousin sister; a businesswoman.
Mihir Kapoor Khushwant Walia 2019 Naira's boss and Goenka's rivalry business man.
Mithali Minal Moham 2019 Mihir's girlfriend.
Vedika Pankhuri Awasthy 2019-present Kartik's friend.

Guest stars

Year Actor(s) Appearance
2009 Shubhangi Atre as Kasturi from Kasturi
2009 Puja Banerjee as Vrinda from Tujh Sang Preet Lagai Sajna
2009 Shweta Tiwari as Prerna from Kasautii Zindagii Kay
2009 Sara Khan as Sadhna from Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai
2009 Angad Hasija as Alekh from Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai
2009 Kinshuk Mahajan as Ranvir from Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai
2010 Anupriya Kapoor as Taani from Tere Liye
2010 Neha Sargam as Nivedita from Chand Chupa Badal Mein
2010 Pooja Gor as Pratigya from Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya
2011 Sanaya Irani as Khushi from Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?
2011 Soumya Seth as Navya from Navya..Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal
2011 Krystle D'Souza as Jeevika from Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai
2011 Nia Sharma as Maanvi from Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai
2011 Karan Tacker as Viren from Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai
2012 Anas Rashid as Sooraj from Diya Aur Baati Hum
2012, 2016 Deepika Singh as Sandhya from Diya Aur Baati Hum
2012 Neelu Vaghela as Santosh from Diya Aur Baati Hum
2012 Kanika Maheshwari as Meenakshi from Diya Aur Baati Hum
2012 Aamir Khan To promote Satyamev Jayate
2014 Preeti & Pinky
2015 Hiba Nawab as Amaya from Tere Sheher Mein
2016 Kamalika Guha Thakurta
2017 Badshah[18] for Dance Performance at Kartik and Naira's "Sangeet"
2017 Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma To promote their film Jab Harry Met Sejal
2017 Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar and Sana Khan To promote their film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
2017 Alka Yagnik Special performance for a tribute to Akshara on Naksh-Keerti's "Sangeet"
2018 Adaa Khan[19] for special dance performance on Valentine's Day
2018 Supriya Pathak to promote her show Khichdi

Crossover

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.[20]

Spin-off

Due to Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai's popularity, a spin-off series has been produced under the title - "Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke", which premiered on 18 March 2019. The series portrays the life of Devyani's grand daughter and Naira's younger step cousin sister Mishti, portrayed by Rhea Sharma. Besides, the show features actors like Kaveri Priyam, Shaheer Sheikh, Rupal Patel and Ritvik Arora in prominent roles.[21]

Reception

The show is the fourth longest-running Indian television soap opera and is still one of the top rated show.

Hina Khan participated in the 'Power of 49' campaign, in which soap opera actors used their influence to urge women to vote.[22]

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.[23]

Dubbed versions

The show was dubbed as Uravugal Thorarkadhai in Tamil on Star Vijay and as Pellante Noorella Panta in Telugu on Star Maa, both being discontinued after airing more than 1000 episodes.[24]

The show was dubbed in Malayalam under the title Akkareyanente Maanasam 2 on Asianet Plus and also in Tamil as Uravugal Thodarkadhai 2 on Star Vijay Super starting from episode 2075, but were discontinued within few months.

The series airs internationally as Not Without My Family on Star Life.

Awards

Indian Television Academy Awards

Year Category Recipient Reference
2009 Best Actress Drama (Popular) Hina Khan [25]
Best Actor Drama (Popular) Karan Mehra
Best Serial Drama (Popular) Rajan Shahi
Best Costumes Ritu Deora
2010 Best Actress Drama (Popular) Hina Khan [25]
Best Direction Neeraj Baliyan
Best Serial-Drama (Jury) Rajan Shahi
ITA Scroll Honour 'Yeh Rishta & Bidaai'
2011 Best Direction' Neeraj Baliyan [25]
GR8! Ensemblance Cast Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
2012 Best Actress-Drama (Popular) Hina Khan [25]
Best Direction Neeraj Baliyan
Best Serial Drama (Popular) Rajan Shahi
2013 Best Actress Drama (Popular) Hina Khan [25]
Best Actress in Supporting Role (Drama) Sonali Verma
Best Serial-Drama (Popular) Rajan Shahi
Best Child Artist Shivansh Kotia
Best Music Composer Naveen
2015 Best Actress Popular Hina Khan [25]
Best Actor Popular Karan Mehra
2019 Best Continuing Serial Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai [26]

Indian Telly Awards

Year Category Recipient Reference
2009 Best Fresh Face (Popular) Hina Khan [27]
Most Popular Ensemblance Cast Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
Most Popular Drama Series Rajan Shahi
Best Costumes Ritu Deora
2010 Most Popular Actress in a Lead Role Hina Khan [27]
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Drama (Jury) Sanjeev Seth
Most Popular Daily Series Rajan Shahi
Most Popular Ensemblance Cast Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
Best Direction Jai Kalra & Ram Panday
2012 Most Popular Continuing TV Series Rajan Shahi
Best Direction Jai Kalra
2013 Best Onscreen Couple (Critics) Hina Khan & Karan Mehra [27]
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Drama (Critics) Abhijeet Lahiri
Best Television Show of the Year Rajan Shahi
Most Popular Show with Social Message
Most Popular Continuing TV Show
Most Popular Child Artist Shivansh Kotia
2014 Most Popular Child Artist Shivansh Kotia [27][27][28]
Most Popular Drama Series Rajan Shahi
Most Popular Continuing TV Programme
2015 Best Ensemblance Cast Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
Most Popular Actor in Supporting Role Rohan Mehra
2019 Best Continuing TV programme (Jury) Rajan Shahi [29]

Kalakar Awards

Year Category Recipient Reference
2010 Best Debutant (Female) Hina Khan [30]
Best Debutant (Male) Karan Mehra
Best TV Serial Rajan Shahi
2013 Best TV Actor (Female) Hina Khan [30]
Best TV Serial Rajan Shahi
2014 Best Make-up Artist Pandhari Juker [30]
2015 Best Actress Hina Khan [30]
Favourite Television Show Rajan Shahi
2016 Best Rising Star of Television Hina Khan [30][31]
Best TV Actor (Male) Karan Mehra
Best TV Serial Rajan Shahi
2019 Best Actress Shivangi Joshi [32]

Lions Gold Awards

Year Category Recipient Reference
2010 Best TV Serial Rajan Shahi [33]
2013 Best TV Serial Rajan Shahi [33]
2015 Best TV Serial Rajan Shahi [33]
Best TV Child Artist Shivansh Kotia
2016 Best TV Actress in Supporting Role Lata Sabharwal [33]
Best Television Actor (Popular) Karan Mehra
Best Television Serial (Fiction) Rajan Shahi

Star Guild Awards

Year Category Recipient Reference
2009 Best TV Storyline (Fiction) Saba Mumtaz [34]
2010 Best TV Programme of the Year Rajan Shahi [34]
2013 Best Direction Jai Kalra & Ram Panday [34]
2015 Best TV Storyline (Fiction) Saba Mumtaz [34]
Best Ongoing TV Program of the Year Rajan Shahi
Best TV Actress Hina Khan
2016 Best Ongoing TV Program of the Year Rajan Shahi [34]

BIG Star Entertainment Awards

Year Category Recipient Reference
2010 BIG Star Most Entertaining Fiction Show Rajan Shahi [35]
2013 BIG Star Most Entertaining TV Actor (Male) Shivansh Kotia [35]
2014 BIG Star Most Entertaining Fiction Show Rajan Shahi [35]

Gold Awards

Year Category Recipient Reference
2018 Best Show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehata Hai [36]
Best Jodi Shivangi Joshi and Mohsin Khan [36]
Best Supporting Actor and Actress Sachin Tyagi and Parul Chauhan [36]

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