World's Smallest Living Woman according to Guinness World Records | Jyoti Amge From India

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Jyoti Amgeis an Indian woman notable for being the world's smallest living woman according to Guinness World Records.She was officially declared as world's smallest woman by Guinness World Records.Her restricted height is due to a growth abnormality called achondroplasia. Amge was featured in the 2009 documentary entitled Body Shock: Two Foot High Teen. She was also a guest participant on Bigg Boss 6, an Indian television show. On August 13th, 2014, she was cast in the fourth season of American Horror Story: Freak Show. Jyoti Amge's 10 interesting facts about her life and career that you may not have known.

Fact No. 1 Jyoti Amge was born on December 16, 1993 in Nagpur to Kishan and Ranjana Amge.

Fact No. 2 She is only 62.8 cm (2 feet 0.6 inch) tall and weighs just 12 lbs (5.5 kg) - only 9 lbs more than she did at birth. This is due to a growth anomaly called achondroplasia that stopped her body development after she turned a year older.

Fact No. 3 Her family came to know of her rare bone-degenerative disorder only when she turned five. On consulting a specialist, they were told her height would remain the same all of her life.

Fact No. 4 As a teenager at school in Nagpur, Jyoti had her own small desk and chair. Her clothes and jewellery are custom made to suit her. Even plates, utensils, bed and other necessities are specially designed for her.

Fact No. 5 On December 16, 2011, Jyoti's 18th birthday, she was officially declared the world's smallest woman by Guinness World Records. She is 6.7 cm shorter than the previous title holder, American Bridgette Jordan.

Fact No. 6 She had joined Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena in May 2012 in hopes of pursuing a full-fledged career in public service.

Fact No. 7 After bagging the title of world's smallest woman, Jyoti has set her eyes on an acting career in Bollywood. Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Amitabh Bachchan are Jyoti's favourite Bollywood actors.

Fact No. 8 Jyoti was featured in the 2009 documentary titled 'Body Shock: Two Foot High Teen', a documentary series produced in UK about the lives and conditions of extraordinary people.

Fact No. 9 On August 13, 2014, she was cast in the fourth season of the horror anthology series 'American Horror Story: Freak Show', which premiered October 8, 2014. In a four-episode role, she played Ma Petite, mother to Gabourey Sidibe's character, and portrayed the part of a performer in one of the last remaining freak attraction shows in US.

Fact No. 10 Jyoti, along with Teo Mammuccari, has co-hosted 'Lo show dei Record' in 2012 on the Italian channel Canale 5.

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