Ranoji was a Patil of Kanherkheda (Kannerkhera) , a small place in Satara District, Maharashtra, east of Satara. He started his career under the leadership of Peshwa Bajirao and later on established himself in Malwa, as the Marathas took it over from the Mughals. In his part of the region, around Gwalior, he was outside the effective power of the Maratha Empire. His sons were to play an important part in its subsequent history. Madhavrao scindia's sons name is Jyotirao ditya scindia.