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Jyoti Amge, the world’s smallest woman, ready to launch her Bollywood movie career


Jyoti Amge, a 2 ft (61.95 cm) teenager, a celebrity in her hometown of Nagpur, India, is now set for Guinness Book Record, when she will be officially declared the world’s smallest woman.

Jyoti Amge, 18, hopes to celebrate being crowned the world’s shortest woman by launching a Bollywood movie career.

The small teenager took the Guinness World Record from 2ft 3in American Bridgette Jordan, and celebrated her 18th birthday with a teddy bear which loomed over her tiny 24.4in frame.

Jyoti Amge also blew out candles on a birthday cake which was comfortably bigger than her.

Even the Guinness World Records book at the ceremony came up to Jyoti Amge’s waist.

Jyoti Amge, 18, hopes to celebrate being crowned the world's shortest woman by launching a Bollywood movie career

Jyoti Amge, 18, hopes to celebrate being crowned the world's shortest woman by launching a Bollywood movie career

Jyoti Amge weighs just 12lbs (5.5kg) is only 9lbs more than she did at birth – and has a form of dwarfism call achondroplasia, which stopped her growing after her first birthday.

The teenager has brittle bones and is likely to need care for the rest of her life, but that has not stopped her tall ambitions of cracking the movie industry.

Budding actress Jyoti Amge, who is set to appear in two Bollywood films next year, told The Sun: “I want to make people happy.”


As a student at school in Nagpur, Jyoti Amge had her own small desk and chair, but said the other students didn’t treat her any differently.

Jyoti Amge also has to sleep in a specially-made bed and uses utensils that are smaller than average.