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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
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
Executive producer(s) Vivek Jain
Producer(s) Rajan Shahi
Editor(s) Sameer Gandhi
Location(s) Udaipur
Running time 22 minutes
Original channel Star Plus
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run 12 January 2009 (2009-01-12) – Present
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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.


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.


Current Cast
Former cast
  • Shivansh Kotia as Naksh Naitik Singhania
  • Baby Mishka Jain as Naira Naitik Singhania
  • Navika Kotia as Prerna Singhania
  • Nairitya Chandola as Ananya Shaurya Maheshwari
  • as Yash Mohit Agarwal
  • Zarina Roshan Khan as Muskaan Raj Singhania
  • Amit Dolawat as Alok
  • Aman Sharma as Anshuman Omkarnath Maheshwari
  • Sonali Verma as Gayatri Raj Singhania (Dead)
  • Sanjai Gandhi / Abhijit Lahiri as Mahendra Pratap Singhania (Dead)
  • Rakesh Deewana as Maharaj
  • Ather Habib as Shaurya Maheshwari
  • Ali Merchant as Rituraj
  • Sanjai Gandhi as Mahendra Pratap Singhania
  • Anurag Nigam as Chikki's love interest and teacher
  • Sonal Shrivastava as Juhi

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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]


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