Shilpa has done a fair amount of theatre in school and college. Once graduated from National University of Singapore, as an alumni, she wrote, directed and choreographed “Bollywood Beats”, the first Indian original musical in National University of Singapore. Later, she directed and produced “Kathaah – Stories from India” – featuring three short stories by eminent Indian authors which she adapted for the stage. The stories featured were “Kabuliwala” by Rabindranath Tagore, “Second Opinion” by R. K. Narayan and “Walls” by Vaikkom Mohammad Basheer.