The popular Indian singer, Shilpa Rao celebrated her 36th birthday this year on April 11. Shilpa is broadly identified for her voice and styles. Her voice was described as sombre and soulful by The Times of India. She emerged in her reputation by modulating and experimenting with her voice and changing her vocal texture to express and relate the way she wants to.

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Shilpa Rao Biography

Shilpa Rao was born on April 11, 1984, as Apeksha Singh at Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, India. Shilpa spent her childhood in Jamshedpur and at the age of 13, she moved to Mumbai. After pursuing Master’s in Applied Statistics from St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai, Shilpa worked as a singer in advertisement jingles for three years. Her debut as a playback singer in Bollywood came with an offer from Mithoon during her college days to sing “Tose Naina” from the film Anwar in 2007.

Shilpa Rao Top Hits

Shilpa is best known for songs like “Khuda Jaane” along with KK from the film Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), “Subhanallah” along with Sreeram from the film  Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), “Bulleya” along with Amit Mishra from the 2016 film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and “Ghungroo” sung along with Arijit Singh in the 2019 film War. Her popular album songs “Bematlab Thi Zindagi” sung along with Apoorv Gupta from the 2011 album Ek Ladki Shabnami Jaisi directed by Ricky Dev. She released her own album Suno on May 17, 2016, with 6 tracks “Ankhiyan Udeek”, “Latha”, “Ankhiyan Nu”, “Duma Dum”, “Aaye Na Balam” and “Challa”. On the Valentine’s Day in 2020, she released the album Love Mashup comprising of songs like “Khuda Jaane”, “Subhanallah”, “Meherbaan” “Bang Bang!”, “Bulleya” and her latest hit “Ghungroo”.

Her other popular songs are “Dhol Yaara Dhol” from the 2009 film Dev.D, “Aisi Sazaa” from the 2009 film Gulaal, “Mudi Mudi Ittefaq Se” from the 2009 film Paa, “Papa” from the 2004 film Ugly, “Anjaana Anjaani” from the 2010 film Anjaana Anjaani, “Allah Maaf Kare” from the 2011 film Desi Boyz, “Ishq Shava” from the 2012 film Jab Tak Hai Jaan, “Bekaboo” from 2012 TV series Navya…Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal, “Yaariyaan” from the 2012 film Cocktail, “English Vinglish” and “Gustakh Dil” from the 2012 film English Vinglish, “Manmarziyan” from the 2013 film Lootera, “Malang” from the 2013 film Dhoom 3 sung along with Siddharth Mahadevan, “Meherbaan” from the 2014 film Bang Bang!, “Gulaabi” from the 2014 film Gulaab Gang, “Abr E Karam” from the 2014 film Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain, “Le Chal Mujhe – Female version” from the 2015 film NH10, “Tumse Adlib – Female Version” from the 2016 film Jalebi, “Kamli (MTV Unplugged)” along with Javed Ali and Pritam in 2016, “Jab Main Tumhare Saath Hun” from Benny Dayal’s 2017 album Love Dose, “Par Chanaa De” along with Noori in Coke Studio Season 9 in 2016, “Mukhchora Gaan” from the film 2017 film Projapoti Biscuit, “Phir Kya Hai Gham” from the 2018 film Hichki, “Aaj Jaane Ki Zidd Na Karo – EDM Mix” from the Dance Project Season: 1, Episode 11 in 2018, “Shaabaashisyaan” from the 2019 film Mission Mangal and “Kalank title track” from the 2019 film Kalank.

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Shilpa Rao Awards

Shilpa won the 2020 Filmfare Awards’ Best Female Playback Singer for the song “Ghungroo” from the film War. In 2009, she won Screen Awards’ Best Female Playback Singer for the song “Khuda Jaane” from the film Bachna Ae Haseeno. She won the Global Indian Music Academy Awards’ Best Music Debut in 2014 for the song “Dum Dum” in Coke Studio (Season 2). She won the Indian Television Academy Awards’ Best Singer in 2011 for the “Bekaboo” from the film Navya…Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal.

Shilpa Rao Personal Life

Shilpa also supports various charitable organisations and NGOs. In 2010, she was seen as a guest on NDTV’s Greenathon, an initiative to support eco-friendliness and to ensure electricity supplies in rural villages. In 2011, she along with Teesha Nigam, Shruti Pathak, Neha Bhasin, Shefali Alvares and Akriti Kakkar performed on the track “Haseen Zindagi” composed by Sonu Nigam for creating awareness on breast cancer. She also sang in the musical extravaganza “100 Pipers Play for a Cause” in Delhi for raising funds for people affected by the Nepal earthquake. In 2012, she along with 50 other artists performed in Seagram’s Fuel Music Day on a digital platform, to show their support for independent music in India.

Shilpa defines herself as a movie buff who loves to watch films in any languages around the world. She said that she would watch any films with a plot that interests her. Her closest friends in the Bollywood industry are Shruti Pathak and Meiyang Chang. Shilpa is allergic to dust and gives prior importance to hygiene and stay away from the dusty surrounding. She also follows a healthy diet, by controlling sweet foods, and avoiding certain fruits with a strong smell as she is sensitive to odours. She often takes the stairs instead of the elevator to stay healthy. Shilpa is popular across the media for unique songs and singing styles for different genres. Shilpa considers her biggest inspiration in the music career as her father S Venkat Rao, who holds a degree in music.

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