About Nipa Shah

Nipa Shah is a very versatile and popular singer from Chicago, IL. She has been singing on professional stage since she was 5. She performs across USA – solo or with her group ‘Aarohi’, singing:

  • Bollywood Songs
  • Gujarati Raas-Garba, Lagna Geet, Sugam Sangeet
  • Bhajans
  • Sufi
  • Ghazals

She sings any genre – from Bollywood classical to melody to romantic sensual to dance numbers very comfortably. Her ability to sing classical/raga based songs with ease and details to variations and expressions in her singing sets her apart from the peers.


Nipa Shah is an engineer by profession and has earned MSEE degree from Michigan State University.

Music is her passion. She started her professional solo performances on stage at the age of 5. She received her vocal training in Hindustani classical music from Smt. Madhuri Khare of Gwalior gharana in traditional Guru-Shishya parampara set up. She has performed Bollywood, Garba and Gujarati Sugam Sangeet throughout her childhood years in a Children’s band with very renowned Gujarati musician Shri Dipesh Desai. She recorded for Doorsharshan and Akashvani on regular basis while she was in India. Nipa was the youngest member of Sugam Sangeet group ‘Naad Brahm’ led by very respected Gujarati composer Shri Gaurangbhai Vyas and was part of several of the group’s recordings. Along with few Gujarati Garba albums and radio advertisements, she gave her voice for the album released on 25th anniversary of state of Gujarat which consisted of songs written by Shri Jhaverchand Meghani. She had given over 400 performances – mainly Bollywood concerts, Garba and Gujarati Sugam Sangeet before moving to USA. After 15 years break, she went back to her professional singing in 2013. She was the highest voted singer for her song ‘Mere Dholna Sun’ at Chicago Indian Icon contest.

She has been actively involved in community work through her music and supports many social projects for Children and Senior citizens.