Speaking Hindi and accent-free English is what sets her apart from other actresses born in the Southern states of India. The reason behind this is her dad, who is in the Indian Air Force, and has been re-located to Punjay, Hyderabad, & Bangalore. She lived a life of luxury as a child. She studied in Vendriya Vidyalaya High School in Calicut, was constantly distracted, compelling her 12th standard chemistry teacher to admonish her, and ask to seek a film career.Shweta was born on April 23 in the Menon family, and shot into limelight after being crowned Miss Bangalore. She then went to participate in Miss India contest in 1994, ended by being third in the pageant that was won by Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai.She has appeared in the Kamasutra condom ad. wearing a 2-piece bathing suite.She then appeared in several Bollywood flicks, starting from 'Prithvi' in 1997 through on to 'Nehle Pe Dehla' in 2007. She became an actress after being spurred on by Aamir Khan and Baba Azmi, and worked in an industry of which she had no knowledge nor understanding, nor did she have anyone to guide her. She has also appeared in Tamil and Malyalam movies.She is involved as an actress in the filming of 'Akasha Gopuram' and 'Paradesi' both in Malyalam.