D.K.Hema Hari, hails from Kumbakonam, an ancient, traditional, heritage town in South India.
Born in the quaint silk city of Mysore, Karnataka, grew up in Bombay amidst the hustle and bustle of a fast moving commercial city.
After basic schooling in SIWS, South Indian Welfare Society High School, she graduated in Physics from SIES, South Indian Education Society College, followed by Computer Engineering from Watumull Institute of Electronic Engineering and Computer Technology, affiliated to Bombay University. She was also certified as a PMP, Project Management Professional.
Her inquisitiveness for scientific knowledge, interest in languages and Astronomy as well as an upbringing in a traditional South Indian family that had adapted to the cosmopolitan culture of Bombay, consequentially gave her a wider perspective of people, cultures, the world and the Universe.
From the hustle and bustle of Bombay, she moved to a relatively greener and calmer, Chennai after her marriage to D.K.Hari.
In 1989, she started her career with TCS, Tata Consultancy Services in Bombay and after spending the next 10 years of her career with TCS in Chennai, she moved to CSC India, where she spent the next decade of her career, in a senior management capacity. Her entire career span focussed mainly on Innovation and nurturing new technologies by providing Consulting, Mentoring and Business Development support for the same.
After a 20 year career, working in leading edge technologies, like her husband, she also chose to follow the calling of her heart and the larger interests of mankind.
Leaving her high flying, lucrative, professional career behind, she changed gears to found Bharath Gyan along with her husband. Together they follow civilizational studies, collating the knowledge of India and her global ties and author books, films and other works, to disseminate their Bharath Gyan compilation.
Besides having founded Bharath Gyan, she also serves on the board of management of Prof. K.V. Sarma Research Foundation, Chennai – for research into manuscripts and traditional knowledge of India.
She also volunteers with community based organizations in the field of health and education. She has trained in vocal Carnatic music and enjoys practising music and fine arts as a hobby.