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Bharati S. Kemraj

Senior Associate

Patrick B. Jenkins & Associates

Bharati Sukul Kemraj has over a decade of experience working in media, non-profit, public and government settings and combines a knack for communications with a true passion and love for community engagements. 

Born in Guyana, Bharati commonly known as Kavita, migrated to the Bronx at the age of seven. She is the daughter of Chandra and the late Pandit Vishnu Sukul, Hindu Priest and first Guyanese to have a NYC Street co-named in his honor. She has three sisters and two brothers. 

Kemraj graduated from Fordham University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media Studies. 

She founded the Bharati Dance Academy in 2000, preserving the Hindu culture and customs through the arts; Worked at BronxNet television in 2005 covering local, national and international stories for the New York Emmy Award-winning live show “Open”.

Hired for her technical skills in 2012, Bharati became Bronx Community Board 11’s first-ever Community Assistant while serving on Bronx Community Board 9, becoming, in 2014, its Treasurer and Chairperson of the Youth & Education and Planning Committees.In 2014 Kemraj founded The Bharati Foundation dedicated to connecting resources back into the community. 


In 2015 She worked in the Office of The Bronx Borough President – first serving in the Communications and Media Department and then the Community Boards Unit. Patrick B. Bharati currently works as a Senior Associate with the office of Patrick B. Jenkins and Associates, a consulting firm specializing in strategic solutions for businesses and campaigns, government relations and community relations.