Shilpa Rao is an Indian singer born and raised in Jamshedpur. Rao's vocals in the energetic track are critically acclaimed, it has also been declared that her vocals are "refreshing" and "have great presence". With the release of Woh Ajnabi from, The Train in 2007 and Khuda Jaane from Bachna Ae Haseeno, Shilpa Rao became a household name in 2008. The next year, she worked with Ilayaraja on Paa, in which she sang Udi udi Ittefaq Se. In 2012, Shilpa Rao collaborated with A.R. Rahman on the commercially successful song Ishq Shava from Jab Tak Hai Jaan, followed by Pritam's Malang from Dhoom 3 in 2013 and Vishal Shekhar's Meherbaan from Bang Bang! In 2014.
She has sung popular songs like Thehar, Kalank, Bulleya, Hardum Humdum, Meherbaan, Gulaabi, Aaj Jaane Ki Zid na Karo, and many more.
She has won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song Ghungroo from War. She also won the Screen awards for Best Female Playback Singer for the song Khuda Jaane.