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Dear Zindagi

November 25, 2016
2hr 31min
Status: released

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Dear Zindagi Movie Details:

Country India
Language Hindi
Release datesNovember 23, 2016 (North America)
November 25, 2016 (Worldwide)
Running time2hr 31min
StarringAlia Bhatt
Shah Rukh Khan
Directed by Gauri Shinde
Written byGauri Shinde
Produced byGauri Khan
Karan Johar
Gauri Shinde
Cinematography by Laxman Utekar
Edited by Hemanti Sarkar
Music byAmit Trivedi
Production CompaniesRed Chillies Entertainment
Dharma Productions
Hope Productions
Distributor NH Studioz

Dear Zindagi Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Alia Bhatt as Kaira, an aspiring cinematographer, who is also referred to as “Shaira.”
  • Shah Rukh Khan as Dr. Jehangir “Jug” Khan, a psychologist.
  • Kunal Kapoor as Raghuvendra, a film producer, one of Kaira’s boyfriends
  • Angad Bedi as Sid, a restobar owner, another of Kaira’s boyfriends
  • Ali Zafar as Rumi, a musician and singer-songwriter, yet another of Kaira’s boyfriends.
  • Ira Dubey as Fatima, Kaira’s friend, who is also referred to as “Fatty”
  • Rohit Suresh Saraf as Kiddo, Kaira’s younger brother
  • Yashaswini Dayama as Jackie, Kaira’s friend
  • Gautmik as Ganju, Kaira’s friend
  • Yashwant Singh as Kaira’s uncle
  • Salone Mehta as Kaira’s aunt
  • Baby Dishita as little Kaira
  • Nitika Anand as a family friend
  • Amit Nagraj as little Kiddo
  • Aban Deohans as Kaira’s mother
  • Atul Kale as Kaira’s father


This is the story of Kaira, a budding cinematographer in search of a perfect life. A chance encounter with Jug, an unconventional thinker, helps her gain a new perspective about life. She discovers that happiness is all about finding comfort in life’s imperfections

Dear Zindagi Movie Budget & Box Office Collection:

Budget₹30 crore
Domestic Collection₹94.67 crore
Worldwide Collection₹135.47 crore

About Dear Zindagi Movie:

Dear Zindagi is a Hindi drama film written and directed by Gauri Shinde and starring Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan in the lead roles with Ira Dubey, Kunal Kapoor, Angad Bedi, Ali Zafar, Yashaswini Dayama and Rohit Suresh Saraf in supporting roles.

It was produced by Gauri Khan, Karan Johar, and Shinde under the banners of Red Chillies Entertainment, Dharma Productions, and Hope Productions, respectively.

Development of the film began in 2015. Principal photography took place in Goa and Mumbai from January 21 to May 20, 2016.

Dear Zindagi was released on November 23, 2016, in North America, two days before its worldwide release on November 25, 2016. The film received positive reviews from critics, with particular praise directed towards the themes, direction, screenplay, dialogues, soundtrack, and performances, especially Bhatt and Khan’s performances.

The film earned a total of ₹94.67 crore in India and grossed ₹135.5 crore at the box office, thus emerging as a commercial success.

At the 62nd Filmfare Awards, Dear Zindagi received two nominations: Best Actress for Alia Bhatt and Best Lyricist for Kausar Munir for the song “Love You Zindagi.”