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10 Adorable Photos of Jyoti Amge: The Shortest Woman in The World

Get to know Jyoti Kisange Amge, the Indian actress notable for being the world's smallest living woman according to Guinness World Records. Born on 16 December 1993 in Nagpur, central India, Jyoti was of average stature until she reached the age of five, according to her mother, Ranjana. However, at that point it became evident that her growth was being hampered by some kind of disorder. It subsequently emerged that she has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia, and will never grow beyond a certain height.

10 Adorable Photos of Jyoti Amge: The Shortest Woman in The World


  • Born: 16 December 1993 (age 26 years in 2020), Nagpur, India
  • Height: 63 cm
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Occupation: Cook, Entrepreneur, Actress
  • Siblings: Rupali Amge, Archana Amge, Satish Amge, Vaishali Amge
  • Parents: Ranjana Amge, Kishanji Amge


Like lots of teenage girls, she loved her fashion and make-up. And she harboured ambitions to become an actress. Indeed, her new-found celebrity was already helping to pave her way. Later in 2009, she appeared in a video for a song by Bhangra star Mika Singh, and was featured in the Channel 4 documentary Bodyshock, in an episode entitled ‘Two Foot Tall Teen’.

10 Adorable Photos of Jyoti Amge: The Shortest Woman in The World

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).

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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.

10 Adorable Photos of Jyoti Amge: The Shortest Woman in The World

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.

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In July 2020, Entertainment Tonight’s Deidre Behar spoke with the actress via video chat from her home in India, where she opened up about overcoming a life of obstacles to ultimately achieve her professional goals. In fact, Jyoti said she has dreams of world-wide fame and someday winning an Oscar. Jyoti tells ET she’s still in touch with her ‘AHS’ co-stars Emma Roberts and Erika Ervin, and explained why she’s so grateful for their friendship. As for Jyoti’s personal life, she explained why she’s not interested in dating or romance; instead, she prefers to keep it platonic with any potential suitors and focus on her independence as a woman.


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