Age: 25 Years
Weight: 5 Kg
Height: 2" 06"
Some Lesser Known Facts About Jyoti Amge
- Jyoti Amge is an Indian girl who holds the record for being The Smallest Woman in the World in the Guinness Book of World Records. She claimed the record of being the World’s Smallest Teenager from 2009-2011, and after her 18th birthday, she became the World’s Smallest Woman, a record which she still holds. She’s also an actress and has acted in TV shows of different countries such as the US, Italy, and Germany.
- Jyoti had a normal birth and grew normally until the age 2 after which her growth stopped.
- Jyoti has a specific form of dwarfism called achondroplasia. It stops the formation of hormones in the body, due to which, Jyoti’s height and weight will always remain the same.
- She always led a normal life in spite of being different. She went to a regular school. She had custom chairs and tables made for her which would seat her comfortably as the school’s normal chair and tables were quite large for her.
- She was named the World’s Smallest Teenager in 2009 by the Guinness Book of World Records and it got her many Guinness sponsored trips to Japan and Italy for meetings and tours and to meet other record holders.
- On 16 December 2011, she was named the World’s Shortest Woman by the Guinness World Records in a ceremony at her home in Nagpur. She was measured by orthopaedic consultant Dr Manoj Pahukar at the Wockhardt Superspeciality Hospital in Nagpur, along with Gunniess World Records adjudicator Rob Molloy.
- The Guinness World Records team along with their host Asha Leo travelled to India from London and also filmed a video showing a typical day of Jyoti Amge’s life.
- She appeared in a 2009 documentary on UK’s Channel 4, named Body Shock: Two Foot Tall Teen.
- In 2012 she appeared as a guest on the reality TV show Bigg Boss Season 6, hosted by Salman Khan. In the same year, she also hosted an Italian TV show named Canale 5 along with Italian actor Teo Mammucari.
- In 2013, she posed for the 57th edition of The Guinness Book of World Records with the World’s Shortest Man Chandra Bahadur Dangi. This was a historic event as for the first time the World’s Shortest Man and Woman had ever met.
- In 2014, her dream of becoming an actress came to life when she got a role in the fourth season of an American television show, American Horror Story. The show premiered in 2015 and she was honored for her role by the Russian International Horror Film Awards.
- Over the years she met with many Guinness World Record holders such as the world’s tallest man and the shortest man among many more.
- She is friends with a lot of Hollywood celebrities such as Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lady Gaga, Emma Roberts, among many more.
- On 19 November 2019, a theft was reported from Jyoti’s Nagpur house in which the burglars had decamped with cash and jewellery worth Rs 60,000. Reportedly, the theft in Jyoti’s home in the Nandanvan area took place between 1 am and 3.30 am when Jyoti, along with her parents, had gone to the USA to attend a function. News18
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