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Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai

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Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
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Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai opening sequence
Genre Romance
Drama
Created by Director's Kut Productions
Written by Saba Mumtaz
Bhavna Vyas
Ghazala Nargis
Munisha Rajpal
Directed by Romesh Kalra
Jai Kalra
Ram Pandey
Creative director(s) Vivek Bahl
Presented by Star Plus
Starring See Below
Opening theme Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai By Alka Yagnik
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
Production
Executive producer(s) Vivek Jain
Producer(s) Rajan Shahi
Editor(s) Sameer Gandhi
Location(s) Udaipur
Running time 22 minutes
Release
Original channel Star Plus
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 12 January 2009 (2009-01-12) – Present
External links
Website

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai (lit. What's this relationship called) is an Indian television drama that premiered on 12 January 2009 on Star Plus. The show, which focuses on the daily happenings within the household of an Udaipur family, is produced by Rajan Shahi's Director's Kut Productions. The show appears on Star Vijay, dubbed into Tamil and broadcast as Uravugal Thodarkathai.

Plot[edit]

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai is the story of a young couple Naitik and Akshara who live in a Marwari joint family in Udaipur. The story showcases their journey as husband-wife, and mother-father and the love that they have for each other and their lives with their loved ones. The show had seen Gaytri and Dadaji die. The show took a ten year leap.[1]

Cast[edit]

Current Cast
  • Hina Khan as Akshara Naitik Singhania - Naitik's wife and Naksh and Naira's mother.
  • Karan Mehra as Naitik Raj Singhania - Akshara's husband and Naksh and Naira's father.
  • Rohan Mehra as Naksh Naitik Singhania - Naitik and Akshara's son.
  • Ashnoor Kaur as Naira Naitik Singhania - Naitik and Akshara's daughter.
  • Sandeep Mehta as Raj Shekhar Singhania - Naitik and Rashmi's father and Naman and Muskaan's step father.
  • Kshitee Jog as Devyaani Raj Singhania - Naman and Muskaan's mother, Raj Shekhar's second wife and Naitik and Rashmi's step mother.
  • Medha Sambutkar as Kaveri Mahendra Pratap Singhania - Nandini's mother
  • Anshul Pandey as Naman Raj Singhania - Muskaan's elder brother, Karishma's husband and Mishti's father.
  • Priyanka Udhwani as Karishma Naman Singhania - Naman's wife, Mishti's mother and Jasmeet's best friend.
  • Sanjeev Seth as Vishambharnath Maheshwari - Shorya and Akshara's father.
  • Lata Sabharwal as Rajshri Vishambharnath Maheshwari - Shorya and Akshara's mother.
  • Vineeta Malik as Dadi - Akshara, Shorya and Anshumann's grandmother.
  • Yash Gera as Shaurya Vishambharnath Maheshwari - Akshara's elder brother, Varsha's husband and Ananya's father.
  • Pooja Joshi as Varsha Shaurya Maheshwari - Shorya's wife, Ananya's mother and Akshara's best college mate.
  • Manu Malik as Omkarnath Maheshwari - Vishambhar's younger brother and Anshumann's father.
  • Neelima Taddepalli as Sunaina Omkarnath Maheshwari - Omi's wife and Anshumann's mother.
  • Shirin Sewani as Jasmeet Anshuman Maheshwari - Anshumann's wife and Anurag's mother.
  • Ashish Kapoor as Nikhil Rajendra Deora - Rashmi's husband and Gayatri's father
  • Neha Saroopa as Rashmi Deora - Nikhil's wife and Gayatri's mother.
  • Ayush Agarwal as Mohit Agarwal - Nandini's husband and Yash and Anmol's father.
  • Nidhi Uttam as Nandini Mohit Agarwal - Mohit's wife and Yash and Anmol's mother.
  • Urmila Sharma as Rukmini Agarwal - Mohit and Koyal's mother and Yash and Anmol's grandmother.
Former cast

Reception and impact[edit]

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai was cited for its lack of realism of female characters, wherein a female character would dress up in a colorful sari and much makeup to then make breakfast for her family and wash dishes.[2] Its dubbed Telugu version became popular among Telugu audiences causing much distress among the Telugu entertainment industry and calls to ban it and other dubbed shows.[3]

Hina Khan participated in the ‘Power of 49’ campaign in which soap opera actors urged women to vote in elections because of the influence soap operas can have on their viewers.[4]

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.[5]

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