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Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai (YRKKH) is an Indian drama series that premiered on January 12, 2009. It airs on StarPlus but is also present on Hotstar+Disney. It is the longest-running Indian TV serial because it has completed three thousand episodes in 2019.

Karan Mehra, Mohsin Khan, Hina Khan and Shivangi Joshi were former stars. Rajan Shahi is the producer, and Vivek Bahl is the creative director of this serial. Karishma Sawant, Harshad Chopda and Pranali Rathod have been stars since October 2021. This drama series is somewhat related to the show Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke, which was completed in October 2020.

Here we will tell you about the complete story, production, timings and TRP of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. We hope you will find this page worth reading!


The shooting of this drama serial was started on September 11, 2008. In January 2013, the channel sent a notice to end this show because of low ratings. However, its ratings rose immediately after notification, and the ending decision was cancelled.

In November 2014, Hina Khan could not attend the shooting because of her busy schedule. That is why the track changed. The series took many leaps. In August 2017, Bollywood fashion designer Neeta Lulla designed the wedding dress for the character Keerti.

In June 2019, Pankhuri Awasthy appeared as Vedika. Her role was decided just for three months. But because of increased ratings, she got an extended role till January 2020. Initially, Karan Tacker was selected for the role of Naitik. But a day before the promo shoot, Tacker was replaced by Karan Mehra. In 2016, Mehra left the show due to health issues.

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Cast

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai drama cast includes Shivangi Joshi, Ashnoor Kaur, Hina Khan, Mohsin Khan, Harshad Chopda, Pranali Rathod and Karishma Sawant in the lead roles. Hina Khan played the role of Akshara Maheshwari Singhania, while Karan Mehra appeared as Naksh and Naira’s father.

The recurring cast includes Parul Chauhan as Swarna Goenka, Sharan Anandani as Vansh Goenka, Mayank Arora as Kairav Goenka, Simran Khanna as Gayatri, Ali Hassan as Akhilesh Goenka, Shilpa Raizada as Surekha Goenka, Sachin Tyagi as Manish Goenka, Anita Kanwal as Tejasvini Ajmera, Apoorv Jyotir as Kush Goenka, Anmol Jyotir as Luv Goenka, Devaj Bhanushali as Baby Vatsal Goenka and many more.

Telecast Timings

The show is telecast from 9:30 PM to 10:00 PM throughout the week. However, Sunday is a holiday. Each episode lasts for twenty to twenty-two minutes.

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Story

Naitik and Akshara belonged to the Marwari families. They got married and began to love each other. After some time, their son, Naksh, was born. Then Naitik had an accident and fell into a coma. Akshara started running the family business. After four years, Naitik recovered and began to play with a naughty Naksh. A baby girl Naira was born to Akshara and Naitik.

Once Kaveri made Akshara responsible for the death of Mahendra. This was heartbreaking for both Akshara and Naitik. They left the house with their children and went to Cape Town. After ten years, Naksh fell in love with Tara. But their wedding did not happen due to some misunderstandings.

However, Naira had a love marriage with Kartik. Naira opened a dance academy. But she had to leave Kartik’s house because Swarna and Kartik refused to trust her. After many years of separation, Naira and Kartik realized their mistakes and reunited again.

Soon Kairav and Akshara were born to them. But unfortunately, Naira met with an accident and died. This was heartbreaking for Kartik. Later, Kartik married Sirat, and a baby girl named Aarohi was born. But Kartik and Sirat died, leaving their grown-up children quarrelling with each other. Hence, the story continues. 

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Episodes

This drama serial is produced initially in the Hindi language and has 3717 episodes. It has a beautiful story that portrays family values in the most interesting manner. 



The show scored 7.9 TRP in the opening week with fourteen million viewers. It occupied the fourth position during the second week of 2020 with seven million impressions.


The series Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai was mainly filmed in Mumbai. However, some episodes were filmed in Rajasthan too. The production was halted from April 14, 2021, due to a covid surge. But soon, the team shifted the production house from Mumbai to Silvassa, and shooting began again.

This show is emotional yet straightforward. It is full of sadness, customs, minor tiffs, grief, happiness, rituals and despair, which is our everyday life. However, the show had many alterations over the decade.