Sweja has always dabbled with several interests throughout her life. As a child, she was drawn towards art and spent many hours sketching and painting. She also began learning Bharatanatyam from the age of four and performed extensively over a decade. During difficult times, Sweja found solace in art and understood its importance as a form of expression and a tool for change. She found her Chartered accountancy course challenging. She started working in the audit department at the age of eighteen. After qualifying, she took up a job as a Tax Consultant and also started working as a part-time freelance graphic designer. However, her longing for something creative, fluid, and explorative became evident in this time.