Jyoti Amge

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Jyoti Amge
Amge at age 18, in 2011
Born (1993-12-16) 16 December 1993 (age 29)[1]
Occupation(s)Model, actress
Known forWorld's shortest living woman
Height62.8 cm (2 ft 34 in)[2]
Amge being measured by Guinness World Records

Jyoti Kishanji Amge (born 16 December 1993)[1] is an Indian actress notable for being the world's shortest living woman according to the Guinness World Records.[3][4][5]

Following Amge's 18th birthday on 16 December 2011, she was officially declared the world's shortest woman by Guinness World Records with a height of 62.8 centimetres (2 ft 34 in).[6][7] Her restricted height is due to a genetic disorder called primordial dwarfism.[8][1]

Amge was featured in the 2009 documentary titled Body Shock: Two Foot Tall Teen.[6] 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.[6]

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.[9]

Media appearances

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[10] which premiered 8 October 2014.

Statue of Jyoti Amge at the Wax museum in Lonavala.

Her wax statue is also present in Celebrity Wax Museum, Lonavala.[11]


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 Short film
2020 World's Smallest Woman: Meet Jyoti Herself TLC network, aired in July 2020

Social service

Amge participated with the Nagpur Police to urge Indian citizens to stay at home during the COVID-19 lockdown in India.[12]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "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 (28), in Jaipur Jyoti measures 61.95 cm (2 ft) tall
  2. ^ "World's shortest woman Jyoti Amge's house burgled in Nagpur, cash and jewellery stolen". Mumbai Mirror. 20 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Tiny Teenager Stands Tall Despite Her Height of 23 Inches". foxnews.com. Fox News Channel. 9 April 2008. Retrieved 20 July 2008.
  4. ^ "World's shortest woman appeals to Indians to observe coronavirus lockdown - Jyoti Amge, 26, who is 62.8 cm tall, took to the streets of Nagpur to urge compliance". The Guardian. 13 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Guinness World Records recognises Edward Niño Hernández as the world's shortest man". Gulf Today.
  6. ^ a b c Chaturvedi, Swati (17 April 2020). "Stay home, bond with family, urges Jyoti Amge, world's shortest woman". Hindustan Times.
  7. ^ "Prajakta Mali enjoys a fangirl moment with World's shortest woman Jyoti Amge; read post - Times of India". The Times of India. 6 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Meet the World's Shortest Woman: 26-Year-Old Actress Jyoti Amage". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  9. ^ "World's shortest man, woman meet for first time". foxnews.colom. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Service, Tribune News. "Heads turn as worlds smallest woman Jyoti Amge arrives to vote in Nagpur". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  12. ^ "Gandhigiri to corona helmet: Cops get creative to keep people indoors". The Economic Times. 15 April 2020.

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Preceded by Shortest Recognized Woman
Current holder