World's Smallest Teen Crowned World's Smallest Woman

By Meera Dolasia on December 17, 2011

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Since 2009, Nagpur resident Jyoti Amge has enjoyed the fame that comes with being the World's Smallest Teen. On Friday December 16th, she happily relinquished that title for another one - The World's Smallest Woman.

That's because on that day, the tiny teen that measures just a tad over 2 feet, turned 18. And that was not the only big news this miniature woman with a larger than life smile and spirit shared with the hundreds of people who gathered to celebrate the day. She also announced the debut of her Bollywood career with not one, but two, Indian movies - Fulfilling a dream she has harbored ever since she can remember.

Looking radiant and happy in a beautiful pink sari, the young woman who weighs just 12lbs or 9lbs more than when she was born, blew out the candles off a yummy looking cake and joyfully embraced the cuddly teddy bear that appeared to be larger than life compared to her tiny stature.

Born with a form of dwarfism called Achondroplasia, Jyoti, the youngest of five children, stopped growing after her first birthday. However, her family, who are all of normal height, have never treated her any different. She went to the same schools as her siblings and was encouraged to fulfill all her dreams. If anything, thanks to her delicate 'porcelain doll-like' appearance, she is and continues to be spoilt rotten by her siblings.

And, while Bollywood is new to this amazing young woman, being in the limelight is not. She has already starred in a music video along with one of India's most famous singers and was also, the subject of a BBC documentary. Happy 18th birthday Jyoti! We sure hope all your wishes and dreams continue to be realized!


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  • AsiThursday, December 24, 2015 at 10:59 am
    I feel bad for her!
    • flower_girl8
      flower_girl8Friday, December 18, 2015 at 12:44 pm
      she is probably lighter and smaller than my 5 year old sister! that is amazing!
      • jinkim0808
        jinkim0808Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 1:44 pm
        I'm taller than my age, but Jyoti is smaller than her age. She is an amazing person.
        • mermaid21
          mermaid21Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 12:06 pm
          I'm in 6th grade and about 4.10. But I bet she is an amazing person.
          • SomeoneTuesday, November 3, 2015 at 11:42 am
            I'm 5'2 and she's smaller than me. I'm 1 5..
            • AnonymousMonday, October 12, 2015 at 10:10 am
              She is amazing I love you so much how are
              • into the woodsTuesday, August 18, 2015 at 10:08 am
                I am in 7th grade and only 4 feet and 5 inches.
                • doctorwhoo
                  doctorwhooMonday, June 1, 2015 at 10:57 am
                  I thought I was short also. I'm 15 and 5'11
                  • Arielle1313Friday, May 22, 2015 at 8:34 am
                    Wow this is so unbelieve and amazing!!! And I thought I was short.. Im 13 and only 5'0
                    • luna23
                      luna23Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 7:10 pm

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