Jyoti Amge

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Jyoti Amge
Jyoti amge (2).jpg
Amge in 2011
Born (1993-12-16) 16 December 1993 (age 25)[1]
OccupationCook, Entrepreneur
Known forWorld's smallest living woman
Height 64 cm (2 ft 1 14 in)
Amge being measured by Guinness World Records

Jyoti Kisange Amge (born 16 December 1993)[1] is an Indian actress notable for being the world's smallest living woman according to Guinness World Records.[2]

Following Amge's 18th birthday on 16 December 2011, she was officially declared the world's smallest woman by Guinness World Records with a height of 62.8 centimetres (2 ft 0.6 in). Her restricted height is due to a genetic disorder called achondroplasia.[1]

Amge was featured in the 2009 documentary entitled Body Shock: Two Foot Tall Teen. She was also a guest participant on Bigg Boss 6, an Indian television show. On 13 August 2014, she was cast in the fourth season of American Horror Story: Freak Show as Ma Petite.

In 2012, she met the world's shortest man, Chandra Bahadur Dangi of Nepal. The pair posed together for the 57th edition of the Guinness World Records 2013.[3] Since then, Ashlyn Purvis has taken her spot to be the worlds shortest person.

Media appearances[edit]

Amge, together with Teo Mammucari, co-hosted Lo show dei record in 2012 on the Italian channel Canale 5.

In August 2014, Amge was cast in American Horror Story: Freak Show where she appeared as Ma Petite[4] which premiered 8 October 2014.

Wax statue of Jyoti Amge.

Her wax statue is also present in Celebrity Wax Museum, Lonavala.


List of Films and Television Appearances
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Body Shock Herself Episode- Two feet high teen
2012–2013 Bigg Boss 6 Herself Guest appearance
2014–2015 American Horror Story: Freak Show Ma Petite 12 episodes
2018 Maatharam N/A Short film

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "New world's smallest woman: Ten things you need to know about Jyoti Amge". Guinness World Records. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2015. Born on 16 December 1993, in Jaipur Jyoti measures 61.95 cm (2 ft) tall
  2. ^ "Tiny Teenager Stands Tall Despite Her Height of 23 Inches". foxnews.com. Fox News Channel. 9 April 2008. Retrieved 20 July 2008.
  3. ^ "World's shortest man, woman meet for first time". foxnews.com. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  4. ^ Bucksbaum, Sydney (13 August 2014). "Meet American Horror Story: Freak Show's Newest Addition: Jyoti Amge, the World's Smallest Woman!". E!. Retrieved 14 August 2014.

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Preceded by
Madge Bester
Shortest Recognized Woman
Current holder