Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
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. The show is produced by Rajan Shahi under the banner of Director's Kut Productions.
|Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai|
|Created by||Director's Kut Productions|
|Creative director(s)||Vivek Bahl|
|Opening theme||Haan Koi|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||2,936|
|Executive producer(s)||Vivek Jain|
|Camera setup||Multi Camera|
|Running time||21 minutes (approx.)|
|Original network||Star Plus|
|Picture format||576i |
|Original release||12 January 2009 –|
|Related shows||Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke|
|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.
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.
|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.|
|Akshara Singhania (née Maheshwari)||Hina Khan||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||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.|
|Naira Goenka (née Singhania) aka Tina||Shivangi Joshi||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||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.|
|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.|
|Shivansh Kotia||2012–15||Young 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)|
|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.|
|Rukmini Agarwal||Urmila Sharma||2009–14||Mohit's mother, Nandini's mother-in-law, Yash and Anmol's paternal grandmother.|
|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||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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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||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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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||2017||Naira's dance partner and friend.|
|Aditya Bansal||Romit Sharma||2017, 2018-19||Keerti's ex-husband, Kartik's former brother-in-law.|
|Raghav||Nikhil Sharma||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.|
|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||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||for special dance performance on Valentine's Day|
|2018||Supriya Pathak||to promote her show Khichdi|
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.
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.
The show is the fourth longest-running Indian television soap opera and is still one of the top rated show.
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.
|2009||Best Actress Drama (Popular)||Hina Khan|||
|Best Actor Drama (Popular)||Karan Mehra|
|Best Serial Drama (Popular)||Rajan Shahi|
|Best Costumes||Ritu Deora|
|2010||Best Actress Drama (Popular)||Hina Khan|||
|Best Direction||Neeraj Baliyan|
|Best Serial-Drama (Jury)||Rajan Shahi|
|ITA Scroll Honour||'Yeh Rishta & Bidaai'|
|2011||Best Direction'||Neeraj Baliyan|||
|GR8! Ensemblance Cast||Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai|
|2012||Best Actress-Drama (Popular)||Hina Khan|||
|Best Direction||Neeraj Baliyan|
|Best Serial Drama (Popular)||Rajan Shahi|
|2013||Best Actress Drama (Popular)||Hina Khan|||
|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|||
|Best Actor Popular||Karan Mehra|
|2019||Best Continuing Serial||Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai|||
|2009||Best Fresh Face (Popular)||Hina Khan|||
|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|||
|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|||
|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|||
|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|||
|2010||Best Debutant (Female)||Hina Khan|||
|Best Debutant (Male)||Karan Mehra|
|Best TV Serial||Rajan Shahi|
|2013||Best TV Actor (Female)||Hina Khan|||
|Best TV Serial||Rajan Shahi|
|2014||Best Make-up Artist||Pandhari Juker|||
|2015||Best Actress||Hina Khan|||
|Favourite Television Show||Rajan Shahi|
|2016||Best Rising Star of Television||Hina Khan|||
|Best TV Actor (Male)||Karan Mehra|
|Best TV Serial||Rajan Shahi|
|2019||Best Actress||Shivangi Joshi|||
|2010||Best TV Serial||Rajan Shahi|||
|2013||Best TV Serial||Rajan Shahi|||
|2015||Best TV Serial||Rajan Shahi|||
|Best TV Child Artist||Shivansh Kotia|
|2016||Best TV Actress in Supporting Role||Lata Sabharwal|||
|Best Television Actor (Popular)||Karan Mehra|
|Best Television Serial (Fiction)||Rajan Shahi|
|2009||Best TV Storyline (Fiction)||Saba Mumtaz|||
|2010||Best TV Programme of the Year||Rajan Shahi|||
|2013||Best Direction||Jai Kalra & Ram Panday|||
|2015||Best TV Storyline (Fiction)||Saba Mumtaz|||
|Best Ongoing TV Program of the Year||Rajan Shahi|
|Best TV Actress||Hina Khan|
|2016||Best Ongoing TV Program of the Year||Rajan Shahi|||
|2010||BIG Star Most Entertaining Fiction Show||Rajan Shahi|||
|2013||BIG Star Most Entertaining TV Actor (Male)||Shivansh Kotia|||
|2014||BIG Star Most Entertaining Fiction Show||Rajan Shahi|||
|2018||Best Show||Yeh Rishta Kya Kehata Hai|||
|Best Jodi||Shivangi Joshi and Mohsin Khan|||
|Best Supporting Actor and Actress||Sachin Tyagi and Parul Chauhan|||
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