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Dear Zindagi
Directed by Gauri Shinde
Written by Gauri Shinde
Starring Alia Bhatt
Shah Rukh Khan
Music by Amit Trivedi
Cinematography Laxman Utekar
Editing by Hemanti Sarkar
Distributed by Reliance Entertainment
Release date(s) 23 November 2016 (2016-11-23) (North America)
25 November 2016 (2016-11-25) (Worldwide)
Running time 150 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget INR22 crore
Money made 136 crores

Dear Zindagi (transl. Dear life) is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language coming-of-age romantic comedy drama movie written and directed by Gauri Shinde. It was produced by Gauri Khan, Karan Johar, and Shinde under the banners of Red Chillies Entertainment, Dharma Productions, and Hope Productions respectively. The film stars Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan in lead roles, while Ira Dubey, Kunal Kapoor, Angad Bedi, Ali Zafar, Yashaswini Dayama and Rohit Suresh Saraf are playing the supporting roles.

Dear Zindagi released worldwide on 25 November 2016 and received positive reviews and was a success at the box office. The audience loved Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan's performances a lot.


  • Alia Bhatt as Kaira
  • Shah Rukh Khan as Dr. Jehangir "Jug" Khan
  • Ali Zafar as Rumi
  • Ira Dubey as Fatima
  • Yashaswini Dayama as Jackie
  • Gautmik as Ganju
  • Yashwant Singh as Kaira's uncle
  • Salone Mehta as Kaira's aunt
  • Baby Dishita as little Kaira
  • Nitika Anand as family friend
  • Rohit Suresh Saraf as Kiddo
  • Amit Nagraj as little Kiddo
  • Aban Deohans as Kaira's mother
  • Atul Kale as Kaira's father
  • Martha Xavier Fernandes as Kaira's maternal grandmother
  • Madhav Vaze as Kaira's maternal grandfather
  • Kunal Kapoor as Raghuvendra
  • Angad Bedi as Sid
  • Ivan Sylvester Rodrigues as vice president of a hotel
  • Akanksha Gade as maid Alka
  • Aditya Roy Kapur as a furniture dealer (guest appearance)


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