Hari was born and spent his childhood living in Tanzania with his Indian parents and younger siblings. In 1974 they moved to Birmingham to escape the economic crisis in Tanzania, where Hari completed his education and bought his first house in Newton Road, Sparkbrook, at the age of 18. He has run two menswear and alteration shops located nearby the Stratford Road, and has been actively involved in the local community. He now lives in Hall Green.
Photo of Hari by by Sam Lockyer (Iconic Productions) and Vanley Burke.