D. Roopa, was born in Davanagere. Her father is J. S. Divakar, a retired engineer and mother is Hemavathi. She has one younger sister , Rohini Divakar, who is an IRS officer of 2008 batch and is posted as Joint Commissioner Of Income Tax. Rohini was also an NCC cadet and has authored many articles in prominent national dailies.
She completed her graduation from Kuvempu University Karnataka with a gold medal, and post graduation MA in psychology from Bangalore University. Roopa is a well versed with Hindustani Classical music and a trained Bharatnatyam dancer. She has recently released a music video on 2018’s International Women’s Day to inspire women.
In 2003, she married Munish Moudgil, an alumnus of IIT Bombay and currently an IAS officer. They have two children Anagha and Roshil.

She has been awarded the President’s Police Medal twice, in 2016 and 2017