Ramabai Ranade (January 5, 1862 – 1924) was an Indian womens' rights activist.
Ramabai Ranade became the first women doctor. Many people tried to stop her from learning as in older India, Women were not allowed to study.She had a child marriage at the age of 11. Rama had two brothers. After marrying Justice Mahadev Govind Ranade, Ramabai studied Marathi, English and Bengali. Before marriage her name was Yamuna and became 'Rama' after marriage. Mahadev Goving Ranade had two young brothers 'Aabaa and Baba' and one younger sister 'Durga' Inspired by her husband, Rama started 'Hindu Ladies Social Club' in Mumbai to develop public speaking among women. Ramabai was also the president of 'Seva Sadan' in Pune. Ramabai devoted her life for the improvement of womens' lives. Ramabai Ranade opened famous girl's school in Pune "Hujurpaga". She wrote her memoirs in a book Amachya Ayushyatil Athavani.
The late Smt. Ramabai Ranade - whose birth centenary was celebrated in India on January 25, 1962 - was born in January 1862 in a small village in Satara District near Pune. Her father had not imparted education to her. Girls education was a taboo in those days.