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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
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 30 minutes
Original network Star Plus
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 12 January 2009 (2009-01-12) – Present
External links

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 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 took a leap of 10 years and now focusing on their children Naksh and Naira.


Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

  • Alok Nath as Chandrabhan Singh Shekhawat (2015-)
  • Amal Sehrawat as Sangram Singh Shekhawat (2015-)
  • Sandeep Mehta as Raj Shekhar Singhania (2009-)
  • Kshitee Jog as Devyani Raj Shekhar Singhania (2014-)
  • Medha Sambutkar as Kaveri Mahendra Pratap Singhania (2009-)
  • Anshul Pandey as Naman Raj Shekhar Singhania (2014-), antagonist
  • Priyanka Udhwani as Karishma Naman Singhania (2014-), antagonist
  • Aarna Sharma as Mishti Naman Singhania (2015-)
  • Sanjeev Seth as Vishambharnath Maheshwari (2009-)
  • Lata Sabharwal as Rajshri Vishambharnath Maheshwari (2009-)
  • Vineeta Malik as Dadi (2009-)
  • Yash Gera as Shaurya Vishambharnath Maheshwari (2013-)
  • Puja Joshi as Varsha Shaurya Maheshwari (2009-)
  • Akshaya Naik as Ananya Shaurya Maheshwari (2015-)
  • Manu Malik as Omkarnath Maheshwari (2009-)
  • Neelima Taddepalli as Sunaina Omkarnath Maheshwari (2009-)
  • Dheeraj Gumbar as Anshuman Omkarnath Maheshwari (2009-)
  • Shirin Sewani as Jasmeet Anshuman Maheshwari (2014-)
  • Khushmeet Gill as Nannu Anshuman Maheshwari (2015-)
  • Sanchit Sharma as Yash Mohit Agarwal (2015-)
  • Neha Saroopa as Rashmi Sameer Desai (2009-)
  • Mazher Sayed as Sameer Desai (2015-)
  • Shamik Abbas as Mohit Agarwal (2009-)
  • Nidhi Uttam as Nandini Mohit Agarwal (2009-)
  • Sunita Rao as Rukmini Agarwal (antagonist)

Former Cast[edit]

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]


  1. ^ K. C. Deepika. "Once barefoot and pregnant, she now wears flashy saris to wash dishes". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  2. ^ neeraja murthy. "It is the real thing". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  3. ^ SUBHA J. RAO. "The power of a vote". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Prime Time Soap Operas on Indian Television". Retrieved 12 September 2015. 

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