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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
Indian Soap Opera
Created by Director's Kut Productions
Based on Fiction Characters
Written by Saba Mumtaz
Bhavna Vyas
Ghazala Nargis
Munisha Rajpal
Directed by Romesh Kalra
Jai Kalra
Ram Pandey
Creative director(s) Vivek Bahl
Opening theme Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai By Alka Yagnik
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of seasons 03
No. of episodes 2132 as of 17 July 2016
Executive producer(s) Vivek Jain
Producer(s) Rajan Shahi
Editor(s) Sameer Gandhi
Location(s) Udaipur
Cape Town
Hong Kong
Cinematography Arjuni Rao
Running time 22 minutes
Original network Star Plus
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 12 January 2009 (2009-01-12) – present
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Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai (English: 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.


Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai is the story of a young couple, Naitik and Akshara Singhania, who live in a Marwari joint family in Udaipur. The story showcases their journey first as a married couple going through adjustment issues, then as parents of young children, and how they learn to love each other and their respective extended families while becoming mature members of their household. After their marriage they are now focusing on their children Naksh and Naira, Naksh's childhood to Naira's childhood, after a leap it shown Naksh as a sensiblie grown up, which is played by Rohan Mehra and Naira, played by Ashnoor Kaur.Now the story focuses on Naksh after the leap it shows how Naksh falls in love with Nayantara (Tara) played by Umang Jain but soon brokes up with her. The show takes another leap which focuses on teen aged Naira Shivangi Joshi, who fleds from her house and lives in rishikeish.After finding Naira, the story takes a new twist creating a love triangle between Karthik Mohsin Khan, Naira Shivangi Joshi and Gayatri Kanchi Singh (Rashmi's daughter). Naira and Karthik has feelings for each other unaware there's is Love. And Gayu has one sided love, unaware of the fact that Karthik doesn't love her at all.

Parallel story arcs

In parallel to Akshara and Naitik's stories, the stories of their respective siblings also form significant story arcs in the series. In the past plots have been built around the lives of Naitik's sisters Nandini and Rashmi. The series has also has focused on Naitik's step-siblings. The series has continuously paralleled the story of Akshara-Naitik with that of Varsha-Shaurya. Varsha is Akshara's best friend and Shaurya is her older brother.


Main cast

  • Hina Khan as Akshara Naitik Singhania (Main Female Lead) (2009-)
  • Rohan Mehra as Naksh Naitik Singhania (Second Male Lead) (2015-)
  • Shivangi Joshi as Naira Naitik Singhania (Second Female Lead) (2016-)
  • Mohsin Khan as Kartik Kapoor (Third Male Lead) (2016-)
  • Kanchi Singh as Gayatri "Gayu" Naitik Singh (Third Female Lead) (2016-)

Supporting cast


Special appearances

Reception and impact

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai started in 2009 and quickly became one of the Most Watched Shows.[citation needed] The show was #1 from its beginning until November, 2010 and remained in the top 3 shows for 2 years; after that the show was among the top 5 Most Watched Series. In mid 2016, the show was among top 10 and now the show is among top 10 for all 8 years of its run. The show also known as the Most Awarded Show of Indian Television.[1]

Hina Khan participated in the ‘Power of 49’ campaign in which soap opera actors used their influence to urge women to vote.[2]

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.[3]



The show is also broadcast by Urdu 1 and Star Plus sister channel STAR Utsav. The show always maintained the top spot among Indian TV serials that aired in Pakistan.[4] The show was beaten three to four times by Kumkum Bhagya that aired on Geo Kahani [5] but recovered its leading position. The show also recorded one of the highest TRP in Pakistan.[6]


  1. ^ "Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai". Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  2. ^ SUBHA J. RAO. "The power of a vote". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Prime Time Soap Operas on Indian Television". Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Week 46 (2015)- TRP of Indian Serials in Pakistan". Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Week 35 (2015)- TRP of Indian Serials in Pakistan". Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Week 1 (2015)- TRP of Indian Serials in Pakistan". Retrieved 8 January 2015. 

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