Bhakti Sharma is giving herself an unusual present this year on November 30th, her 25th birthday.

Sharma, an English Channel (13 hours 55 minutes) and Strait of Gibraltar (5 hours 13 minutes) swimmer, will be taking off from Mumbai, India to Antarctica this November.

The Gr8! Woman of the Year award recipient is one tough lady shown together with her mother Leena Sharma. She explains her career below:

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