Born in the year 1955 at Modi Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India. She is the youngest daughter of Rai Bahadur G.M. Modi (Padam Bhushan) and Dayawati Modi. She is a BA First Class Graduate. She was married to Late Padam Pat Mody.

As a social worker and activist she is committed to Women Empowerment, working actively in SAARC & ASEAN Countries. A networking expert, she believes that collective thought and action can move mountains. A firm believer in the fact that the role and contribution of women will get even stronger in the future, she provides them with knowledge, information and skills to overcome all challenges.

Apart from her social work, she is a connoisseur of art, a writer and social entrepreneur with the experience of starting a FM Radio station in 1994 in Kolkata.

She has two daughters Aditi & Isha Mody. Isha is married to Kumar Vardhan Patodia.

Isha Mody Patodia, a graduate of Brunel University, United Kingdom where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. A young Turk, she has international film-making exposure and has been deeply connected with art and is the curator and Director at Genesis Art Gallery, having done several successful art exhibits, camps, and workshops in India and abroad. She is also partner at Bon Vivant a luxury management company that showcases premium brands. Isha brings with her a fresh and futuristic vision towards the way business is done in today’s multinational interactive scenario.


She is the founder of Divya Chaya Trust established in 1984, Habiart Foundation 1987, Stree Shakti - The Parallel Force 1998. Over five thousand under privileged children have received free education under the Save A Child program run by DIvya Chaya Trust since 1984.

Gender equality is a passion for Rekha Mody. Women’s achievement are highlighted through various awards instituted since 1998. She has edited 'A Quest For Roots', a book of more than 300 posthumous biographies of women from India significant in South-Asian history. It is an attempt to rediscover and recount women’s histories that are inspirational and relevant even today.

Rekha recognizes that women all over the world are interconnected on various underlying gender issues. With this thought she started the Global Women Forum in Singapore in 2010 aiming to network with women from SAARC & ASEAN nations.

Collectively all her efforts are aimed at Self Reliance, Equity, Equality and dignity for women.
Rekha Mody has also served on the Board of United Way, New Delhi from 2008 and Women Founders Collective USA since 2006.
She is on the Advisory Board of Women International Network Switzerland. She was included in the Asha UK virtual network as an inspirational women. She was selected as an Social innovation Park Fellow Singapore.

She held the position of Vice President, Mahabodhi Society of India and is actively highlighting the role and contribution of Women in Buddhism with a photographic exhibition in national and international forums. Recognizing her efforts Govt of India has nominated her on National Culture Fund in 2012. She was nominated on the National Council of Senior Citizens in 2013. Her organization Stree Shakti – The Parallel Force organized the first women’s International conference in India : AGEING WOMEN - CRITICAL CHALLENGES & CONCERNS ON 26-27th AUGUST, 2013 which was supported by UNDP, HelpAge India.

Subsequently South Asia Forum For Aged Women was launched with support from UNFPA.
Women will be the change agents in 21 century is Rekha’s firm conviction.