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Happy Birthday Shilpa Rao: Six famous Bollywood songs that define her musical brilliance

From captivating renditions in blockbuster hits to timeless classics, Shilpa Rao's versatile vocals have left an indelible mark on Bollywood music, solidifying her status as a dynamic force in the industry

Our Web Desk Published 11.04.24, 01:58 PM

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Shilpa Rao clinched the Filmfare Award for 'Best Playback Singer (Female)' with her captivating rendition of 'Besharam Rang' from the Shah Rukh Khan-led blockbuster, 'Pathaan'. This track underscored the fourth hit collaboration between Deepika Padukone and Shilpa, further cementing their synergy in the music and film industry. Notably, 'Besharam Rang' emerged as a sensational hit in 2022, swiftly amassing over 100 million views on YouTube at an unprecedented pace.

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'Chaleya' from 'Jawan' reigned supreme as the chart-topping track of 2023 across India on Amazon Music, with Shilpa Rao taking the spotlight as the year's Top Artist. This soul-stirring melody captivated listeners nationwide, setting a record as the most streamed song in a single day on Spotify India. Shilpa Rao's evocative vocals earned her the prestigious Best Playback Singer (Female) Award at the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2024, further solidifying her status in the music industry.

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'Ghungroo,' a standout track from the Bollywood action thriller 'War,' showcases a mesmerising duet by Arijit Singh and Shilpa Rao. Shilpa's vocals radiate with soulful vitality, beautifully harmonising with Arijit Singh's melodious tones.

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Shilpa Rao marked her entry into the realm of romantic duets with the enchanting 'Khuda Jaane,' a composition by the renowned duo Vishal-Shekhar, for the 2008 film 'Bachna Ae Haseeno.' She regards 'Khuda Jaane' as a timeless classic, a sentiment widely shared by music aficionados. The song catapulted Shilpa to the forefront of the music industry, earning her the prestigious Best Female Singer award at the Star Screen Awards 2009 and securing a nomination at the 54th Filmfare Awards, underscoring her remarkable talent and contribution to Bollywood music.

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'Malang' from the Bollywood blockbuster 'Dhoom 3' features the dynamic vocal duo of Siddharth Mahadevan and Shilpa Rao. The song's lyrics weave together a rich tapestry of Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi, enhancing its multicultural allure. Shilpa Rao's voice, both soulful and commanding, flawlessly complements the song's vigorous beats and majestic essence, making it a standout track in the film's celebrated soundtrack.

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'Ishq Shava,' from the Bollywood film 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan,' showcases the collaboration of Shilpa Rao and Raghav Mathur, set to the enchanting composition of A.R. Rahman and the poetic brilliance of Gulzar's lyrics. Infusing a blend of Hindi and Urdu, the song's musical arrangement seamlessly merges tribal and contemporary elements, enriched by the melodious strains of Spanish guitars. Shilpa's rendition exudes an electrifying passion, capturing the essence of the lyrics with her soulful delivery, thereby elevating the song's allure to greater heights.

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