Jyoti Amge is an Indian woman who holds the Guinness World Record for being the “World’s Shortest Woman” alive. She has been holding on to this record since 2011, before which she was the “World’s Smallest Teenager”. She made her debut as an actor in the famous American TV show, “American Horror Story.”
Jyoti Amge was born on Thursday, 16 December 1993 (age 25 years; as in 2018) in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. She received her primary education from a local school in Nagpur.
Height (approx.): 2′ 6″
Weight (approx.): 5 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Jyoti belongs to a Hindu Family. Her father’s name is Kishanji Amge, and her mother’s name is Ranjana Amge. She has 3 elder sisters, Vaishali Amge, Rupali Amge, and Archana Amge. Jyoti also has an older brother, Satish Amge.
Jyoti always wanted to be an actress. When she got the title of the “World’s Shortest Woman” in 2011, many news channels from around the world made a documentary about her. In 2013, she appeared in the famous reality TV show, Bigg Boss, in which she was a guest participant. In the same year, she also got a chance to host an Italian TV show along with Italian actor, Teo Mammucari.
In 2014, she was selected for the season 4 of the American TV show, American Horror Story, which premiered in 2015. She was honoured by the Russian International Horror Film Awards for her role in “American Horror Story: Freak Show” for the character of “Ma Petite”.
- She claimed the record for the “World’s Smallest Teenager” in 2009. In 2011, when she turned 18, her height was measured again and thereafter, she was declared as the “World’s Smallest Woman” by The Guinness World Records.
- Jyoti stopped growing after her second birthday. After consulting a lot of doctors, her parents came to know that she has a form of dwarfism, known as achondroplasia. It is a genetic disorder that stops hormones from producing in the body. Jyoti will remain of the same height and weight, as she was when she was 5 years old, for the rest of her life.
- When Jyoti was new in school, she was afraid of her classmates; as they looked huge to her. Eventually, she got over this fear when she made friends; as she realized that they were all just like her.
- She has a custom-made bed, table, chair, cutlery, and other things, which are specially ordered for her; so that she can live a normal life.
- She has visited many countries and has been invited by many news channels from around the world.
- She often travels to different countries to meet other Guinness Record holders. These trips are organized by the Guinness team. She has met other record-holders such as The Tallest Man, the Shortest Man, and the Tallest Woman, among many more.
- Due to her part in American Horror Story, she has a lot of friends in Hollywood such as Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, among many more.
- On 19 November 2019, burglars decamped with cash and jewellery worth Rs 60,000 from Jyoti’s Nagpur house. 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