Shridhar Chillal

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Shridhar Chillal
Born 1938 (age 76–77)
Pune, India
Occupation Retired photographer

Shridhar Chillal (born 1938) holds the world record for the longest fingernails ever reached on a single hand, measuring 6.15 meters (20 feet 2.25 inches). Chillal's longest nail is 1.30 meters (4.25 feet). He stopped cutting his nails in 1952.

Although Chillal is proud of his record breaking nails, he had increasing difficulties with their weight, which already caused his left fingers to become disfigured (and more or less useless).[1] Due to nerve damage caused from the nails' immense weight, Chillal is permanently deaf in the left ear (for he grew his fingernails on his left hand).[1]

He finally decided it was time to cut off his nails in late 2000, and was hoping to be able to sell them for $200,000.[2] However, he may make the odd appearance with his finger nails in tow. He appeared with his nails attached in the movie Jackass 2.5.

See also[edit]

  • Lee Redmond, who held the record for the longest fingernails on both hands.


  1. ^ a b Guinness World Records: Primetime: Man With The Longest Fingernails -
  2. ^ Harding, Luke (11 December 2000). "Record fingernails go under the hammer". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-02-14.