Serigne Modou Kara Mbodj was born on 11 November, 1989. He is commonly known as Kara or Kara Mbodj, is a Senegalese defender who currently plays for R.S.C. Anderlecht. He can be deployed as a defender, defensive midfielder or in the central midfield. At the age of 15, Mbodji joined the Diambars academy in Dakar, Senegal.
On 2 February 2010, he joined Norwegian club Tromsø IL. During his three seasons in the Norwegian Premier League, he was awarded best player of his team and twice second best player of the Championship. On 31 December 2012, he joined KRC Genk for a fee of €1.4 million. After regularly starting for Genk in defence and winning the 2012–13 Belgian Cup, his contract was extended until June 2018. On 7 August 2015, Kara joined R.S.C. Anderlecht for a fee of €4.5 million, signing a four-year deal until June 2019. In August 2017, he agreed a contract extension with the club until 2020.
Mbodji was a part of the Senegal selection for the 2012 Olympic Games. He was included in the Senegal national football team’s squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and scored in a 1–1 draw with South Africa in the team’s second group match.