Piyush Ranade is a renowned Marathi film and television actor. He was born on March 28, 1983 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. His parents, Vibhas and Vidula Ranade later moved to Baroda from where he also studied and graduated. Piyush started acting during the early stage of his education. He studied at Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and got a degree in Theatre Arts from the Performing Arts Department. He has done his first Hindi play entitled, Mahanirvan while he was still studying in college. Later on, he acted in ‘Oye Band Baj Gaya!’ and also in Sakna Re To Sasu Nahi from India’s National Centre for the Performing Arts. He also donned the play, Rishto Ka Live Telecast under the production of Sachin Parikh.
Piyush started her television career through the show, Kata Rute Kunala. His first major appearance was from the comedy drama series, Burey Bhi Hum Bhale Bhi Hum on STAR plus, where he appeared as Kaivalya, the eldest son of Mansukh (played by
) in 2009. He was later starred in the television show, Lajja on Zee Marathi together with
. His performance as CID Inspector Aakash Ketka was well praised and the show was a big hit. Piyush second Marathi television show was Ekach Hya Janmi Janu, from where he bagged the role of Shrikant opposite Anjali (played by
). Then, he started to appear in many Hindi, Marathi and Gujarat television shows.
Piyush acted as Pawan on ETV Marathi’s Gunda Purush Dev. He also donned the Marathis shows, Madhu Ithe Ani Chandra Tithe and Man Udhan Varyache on Star Pravah. He has done the Hindi serials, Papad Pol, Jasuben Jayantilaal Joshi Ki Joint Family on NDTV Imagine and Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi on Zee TV. Some of her Gujarati shows includes Ek Phool Khile Che Aag Ma and Chhuta Chheda on ETV Gujarati channel.
Piyush also acted as Vijay in Kedar Shinde’s film, Shrimant Damodar Pant in 2013. He made a guest appearance in the Marathi film, Chuk Bhul Dyavi Ghyavi in 2014. In the same year, the actor bagged a negative role in the film, Shivya. His first lead role opposite Tejaswini Pandit in the Marathi film industry was yet to release and it is still untitled. But the film was said to be under the direction of Mangesh Kanthale.
Piyush got married to Shalmalee Tolye, who is also an actress in year 2010.