Shilpa Rao (born Apeksha Rao) is an Indian female playback singer in Hindi films.
Birth name Apeksha Rao
Born 11 April 1984 (age 29)
Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
Genres Pop, Indian classical music
Occupations Playback singer
Years active 2006 – present
She was born on 11 April 1984 in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.Her father, S. V. Rao, who held a degree in music, introduced her to music. For her education, she went to Loyola School, Jamshedpur.
Shilpa won the Best Female Playback Singer at the Star Screen Awards, 2008 for the song "Khuda Jaane" from the movie Bachna Ae Haseeno. The song was also adjudged the Song of the Year. She also has won Best Singer award at Indian Television Academy Awards for Navya..Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal.