Shilpa Rao (Apeksha Rao) is an Indian singer born and raised in Jamshedpur. She completed her Post Graduation in Applied Statistics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, before working as a jingle singer for three years. During her college days, composer Mithoon offered her to record the song “Tose Naina” from Anwar (2007), making her Bollywood career debut, and the song went on to become one of the most popular songs of 2007.