Kish Modha M.Sc., was born in Jinja, Uganda to Indian parents who had migrated to Uganda from India in the early 1930s. After growing up on the Kenyan coast, Kish attended schools in Mombasa (Kenya), Pune (India), University College, Nairobi (Kenya) and Makerere University, Kampala (Uganda), completing a B.Sc and M.Sc in zoology.
Kish was forced to leave Uganda in 1972 when the Ugandan Government expelled people of Indian origin from the country. After operating several photography studios in Manitoba from 1975 to 1995, he served as a General Manager of Mondetta Clothing Company until 2014. In 2004, Kish spearheaded the initiative to create a philanthropic branch of Mondetta. Mondetta Charity Foundation acquired charitable status in 2006, and Kish has voluntarily served as the President/Chairman since that time.
An active community member, Kish has worked with the Rotary Club and several other prominent service organizations, including serving on the board of Save the Children Canada from 2008-2014. For his philanthropic work he was awarded “Humanitarian of the Year” in 2014 by the Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce and “Unsung Hero” in 2015 by the India Association of Manitoba. He lives in Winnipeg with his wife, Divya.