Born in 1950, Maharashtra, Ranade holds a diploma in Drawing and Painting from the Sir JJ School of Art, Mumbai, in 1971. In 1984 he received an Indo-US sub-commission grant to study Museology. He has presented several slide lectures on Portraiture and the Techniques of Diorama Making. He is currently the Exhibition Consultant at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalya Mumbai.
He has held various solos as well as participated in group exhibitions including , “Rekhavishkar”, Guild Art Gallery , Mumbai & Sudarshan Art gallery, Pune, 2011; Humour, wit & Satire”, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi, 2011,; Jehangir Art gallery, Mumbai (1972, 1978, 1980 & 2004; Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, (1979, 1981, 1996, 1999 & 1906; Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1999; Total Museum, Seoul, 2003; solo,-“Shifting the logic- Drawings show (1977-2007)”, at Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, Threshold Art Gallery, New Delhi and Galerie 88, Kolkata , 2007; “Shimmer of the self”, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2011; “The Decrypted self’, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi, 2012, Visual Allegories: Politics of Destabilization solo exhibition at The Guild Mumbai, March, 2016.
The artist lives and works in Mumbai, India.