|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||2,980|
|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|
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.
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.
The story originally begins with Akshara Maheshwari's marriage arranged with Naitik Singhania, in a large Marwari joint family based in Udaipur. They struggle to know each other, and gradually begin to understand, support and love each other. Akshara and Naitik soon give birth to a son, Naksh. Unfortunately, Naitik falls into a coma for four years post his birth due to an accident.
4 Years Later
Naitik recovers from coma and has to struggle to bond with his young, mischievous son Naksh. He also has to face his mother's death, and his father's remarriage to a widow who has two children.
Parallel stories include Naitik's two sisters - Nandini, and Rashmi. The series has also focused on Naitik's step-siblings, and Akshara's elder brother Shaurya's love story with her best friend Varsha.
After two years, Naitik's uncle Mahendra Pratap dies, and his widow Kaveri blames Akshara for the same, banishing them. Akshara and Naitik have a daughter Naira, and move out of the continent.
10 years later
Naitik has relocated to South Africa and the family has been living in Cape Town since. 19-year-old Naksh returns to Udaipur and convinces his grandaunt to forgive an innocent Akshara, and thus the family returns home.
Naksh falls in love with Tara, but she leaves him on the day of their wedding. On the other hand, wrongly blamed for her friend's death even by Akshara, and scared of imprisonment, Naira escapes Udaipur.
7 Years Later
Naira is living in an orphanage in Rishikesh, and has grown up as headstrong but insecure and arrogant. She soon meets Kartik Goenka, a young and positive man, and amidst their several fights, begins to soften her personality.
Akshara reaches Rishikesh to fund the orphanage and finds Naira there. She brings her back on the pretext of saving her orphanage. Naira begins to accept her family, and the Singhanias unite again.
The story now focuses on the beautiful love story of Naira and Kartik.
Kartik arrives in Udaipur as an employee of Naitik, and begins to stay with the Maheshwaris. He eventually falls in love with Naira, and she too confesses her love for him. Unfortunately, Akshara is killed in a sudden car crash, caused by Kartik's cousin Mansi, for which Kartik is blamed. They realise the accident, and soon the families reconcile. Kartik and Naira get married in a grand ceremony.
The show now changes its focus to the Goenka family.
Kartik hates his father as he remarried after his mother's death and in fact, believes he was responsible for the same. The confusion is soon cleared out, and the duo reunite. They also help unite Kartik's half-brother Shubham with the family. Unfortunately, Shubham dies of overdose, and everyone blames Naira for hiding his drug addiction. Kartik and Naira separate again as Naira leaves.
2 Years Later
Kartik is a professor now, and Naira signs up for the same classes he teaches. They fall in love again and finally reunite. After some reluctance by Kartik's stepmother Suvarna, they are married again.
Naira soon undergoes a surgery for a brain clot. Kartik's sister and Naksh's wife Keerti, and Naira, are later both revealed to be pregnant, but Naira loses her baby, and Kartik swaps the babies. Naksh finds this out as Keerti wakes up from a coma, and Naira ultimately loses her memory. She shifts back to the Singhanias, and befriends Sid while resuming her dancing lessons. Her young cousins Kuhu and Mishti, who had helped Kartik woo Naira previously, help make Naira realise she loves Kartik. Naira finally regains her memory in a Holi celebration, and Kartik and Naira reunite.
Further, Samarth falls for a pregnant Gayu, and after convincing their grandmother, they are finally married. Naira brings to light the indecent behaviour of the Goenkas' granduncle Puru, and he is thrown out. Naira now begins to hold an even greater role in the Goenka household, and enters the business. Kartik feels insecure of Naira's busy routine, and also becomes jealous of her colleague Mihir. Naira finds out she is pregnant and goes to tell Kartik, but he questions her after witnessing her and Mihir come out of the same room, to which Naira rebukes him and storms out of the Goenka house without informing him of her pregnancy. She then meets with an accident, and is assumed dead.
5 Years Later
Naira and Kartik have again separated. Naira lives in Goa with their son Kairav, while Kartik has found solace in his nephew Vansh. A woman Vedika also lives with the Goenkas now, after her dying father asked Kartik to protect her, and is in love with Kartik. The Goenkas try to convince him to move on and marry Vedika. Meanwhile, Kairav mistakenly calls Kartik and addresses him as "Papa", frequently taking advice from him. Unaware and curious, Kartik agrees to go to Goa with Vedika for her exhibition only so he can meet this child Kairav.
|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, Krish & Kairav's grandmother. 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 November 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, Krish & Kairav's grandfather. 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 & Shuvam's step sister-in-law, Kairav's mother|
|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, Kairav's father|
|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||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||2009–2019||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||Ather Habib||2009–13||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.|
|Samir Sharma||2019 (in spin off series)|
|Varsha Maheshwari||Pooja Joshi Arora||2009–17, 2018-2019||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.|
|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||Aman Sharma||2009-15||Young and adult 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.|
|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.|
|Gopi||Roshan Khan||2009–14||Bhairavi's friend and maid.|
|Maharaj||Rakesh Deewana||2009–14||Singhania's chef.|
|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.|
|Shankari||Amardeep Jha||2009–16, 2018||Akshara and Naitik's match-maker.|
|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)|
|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)|
|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)|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Parvati Singhania alias "Baisa"||Kirti Sually||2010–2019||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.|
|Nikhil Deora||Ashish Kapoor||2011–2012||Rashmi's ex-husband, Rama Deora's son, Gayu's father.|
|Rama Deora||Shravani Goswami||2011–16, 2018 - 2019||Nikhil's mother, Rashmi's former mother-in-law, Gayu's paternal grandmother.|
|Prerna Singhania aka Chikki||Reem Shaikh||2012||Young Prerna|
|Navika Kotia||2013–2014||Singhania's adopted child.|
|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, Krish's father.|
|Shivansh Kotia||2012–15||Young Naksh|
|Ananya Sharma (née Maheshwari)||Nairtiya Chandola||2012–15||Young Ananya|
|Akshaya Naik||2015-17, 2018||Varsha-Shaurya's daughter, Kuhu's adoptive elder sister, Naksh and Naira elder maternal cousin sister, Ranveer's wife.|
|Yash Agarwal||Ansh Kaul||2012–15||Young Yash|
|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.|
|Jasmeet Maheshwari||Soniya Kaur||2019 (in spin off series)||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||2013-16, 2018|
|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.|
|Naman Agarwal||Jay Pathak||2019 (in spin off series)||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 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 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.|
|Sameer Desai||Mazher Sayed||2015||Rashmi's second husband, Gayu's step-father.|
|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|
|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, Vansh's mother.|
|Kristina Patel||2015-16||Teenage Gayu|
|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||Yamini Makwana||2016-17||Teenage Kuhu|
|Harbhanda Kaur||2016||Young Kuhu|
|Kaveri Priyam||2019||Sneha's and Shaurya's biological daughter, Varsha's adopted daughter, Ananya's adopted younger sister; Naksh, Naira, Nannu and Mishti's adoptive cousin sister.|
|Mishti Agarwal||Aarna Sharma||2016-17, 2019||Young and Teenage Mishti|
|Rhea Sharma||2019||Naman and Karishma's 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.|
|Anmol Agarwal||Karan Pahwa||2016, 2018–2019||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.|
|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.|
|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, Krish's mother.|
|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, Krish and Kairav's step 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, Krish and Kairav's grandfather.|
|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.|
|Suhasini Goenka (née Ajmera) aka Bubbly, Soni, Triveni||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.|
|Luv Goenka||Shreshth Saxena||2016–2019||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||2016–2019||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.|
|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)|
|Mansi Agarwal (née Goenka)||Shreya Sharma||2017||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.|
|Priyanka||Tiya Gandwani||2017–18, 2019||Soumya's younger sister, Manish's sister-in-law, Keerti and Kartik's maternal aunt.|
|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)|
|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.|
|Baby Krish Singhania||Dwiti Gajera||2019||Naksh and Keerti's son; Akshara and Naitik, Saumya and Manish's grandson; Suvarna's step grandson|
|Kairav Goenka||Shaurya Shah||2019 - present||Naira and Kartik's son; Akshara and Naitik, Saumya and Manish's grandson; Suvarna's step grandson|
|Ratan Goyal||Bhuvan Chopra||2009||Rajshri's brother, Vishambharnath's brother-in-law, Shaurya and Akshara's maternal uncle.|
|Bindiya Singhania||Preeti Sharma||2009||Rituraj's wife, Naitik's sister-in-law.|
|Gulabo||Divya Bhatnagar||2009–11||Singhania's maid.|
|Rituraj Singhania||Ali Merchant||2009, 2011–12||Naitik's cousin brother.|
|Bhajinder Singh||Anand Mani||2009–12||Maheshwari's servant.|
|Dhaniya Singh||Sunita Rajwar||2009–12||Bhajinder's wife, Maheshwari's servant.|
|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 24 August 2012, the show had a crossover episode with Diya Aur Baati Hum. In 3 March 2016, Diya Aur Baati Hum's lead actress Deepika Singh as Sandhya made an entry.
Due to Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai's successful run since 10 years and its 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.
Note: Only notable awards are listed below.
|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|
|Best Dialogues||Raghuvir Shekhawat|
|2014||Best Teleplay||Rensil D'Silva,
|2015||Best Actress Popular||Hina Khan|||
|Best Actor Popular||Karan Mehra|
|Best Show Popular||Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai|
|ITA scroll honor||Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai|
|2016||ITA scroll honor||Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai|
|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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