Indian singer Shilpa Rao will turn a year older on April 11. The singer who will turn 37-year-old has given us many hit songs including Bulleya (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil), Ishq Shava (Jab Tab Hai Jaan), Meherbaan (Bang Bang), Subhanallah (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani), Manmarziyan (Lootera) to name a few.
The Bulleya hit-maker took everyone by surprise when she announced her wedding on her Instagram handle in January, 2021. She posted her first selfie with her hubby and wrote, “Our first selfie as Mr. & Mrs.”
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Rao has held her own for 13 years now. She has worked with practically every big name in the Hindi music industry, and has soldiered on with all her conviction. In 2020, Rao won her first major award (Filmfare) for ‘Ghungroo’ from Siddharth Anand’s espionage thriller War.
On the occasion of Shilpa Rao’s birthday, here are some melodious music tracks by the singer:
Gustakh Dil – English Vinglish (2012)
Written yet again by Kirkire, ‘Gustakh Dil’ was composed by Amit Trivedi, who has a stellar combination with Shilpa Rao.
Dhol Yaara Dhol – Dev D (2009)
This song marked the maiden collaboration of Trivedi and Shilpa, and was written by Shellee. Filmed on Mahi Gill, it was the opening sequence of Anurag Kashyap’s Dev.D, a retelling of Devdas.
Manmarziyan – Lootera (2013)
This track from Vikramaditya Motwane’s period romance was written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Like every other song from the album, this one also captured the stillness pervading the film.
Ghungroo – War (2019)
A reinterpretation of Pankaj Udhas’ ghazal ‘Ghungroo Toot Gaye,’ the song was picturised on Vaani Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan. It marks the fourth collaboration of Shilpa with both Vishal-Shekhar and Siddharth Anand.
Kalank – title song (2019)
In the same year as ‘Ghungroo,’ Shilpa had another chartbuster in the title song of Abhishek Varman’s period romance Kalank. While the Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan-starrer bombed at the box office, the music continues to soar.
Bulleya – Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)
While Arijit Singh was his voice throughout the film, the character met a match in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who played a shayara. And she was voiced by Shilpa.