Mumbaikar Shweta Sakharkar has played volleyball for her school, college and various clubs in her mid teens. She then started with football refereeing, post her training at Bombay's Referee Association. Shweta says "I come from a family that's always been very supportive of whatever I've wanted to do. Dad was quite the heart-throb in his younger days, when he was a fitness enthusiast, and continues to be one today. He also encouraged mom when she wanted to switch to fitness as a career, and she's been a fitness trainer since my schooling days. Mom and Dad are my biggest sources of inspiration. They are unlike the old-school Indian parents who call sports and arts "hobbies" rather than a career-path. Post refereeing, I started lifting, and am in love with it for about a year now." Born and raised in Mumbai, the Hollywood and New York of India, almost all of her friends are from the fitness, sports, dance, b-boying, modeling and movie industries. "Such a friend's circle is not only influential in your lifestyle but also acts as a massive support system, pushing you to excel in what you do. I believe in being curvy fit, more feminine like a Jessica Vasquez, and am working towards reaching the world stage as a top model and bikini athlete" she says. At 5'4", 52kgs, this sultry and stylish 23 year old lifetime fitness enthusiast is looking forward to make her debut at her first international platform, Model India at Musclemania India this December.