Jyoti Amge Biography

Jyoti Amge, an Indian woman, holds the record for being the smallest woman in the world. She gained recognition for her role as Ma Petite in the TV series ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ and was featured in the documentary ‘Body Shock: Two Foot Tall Teen’. With a height of 62.8 centimeters, she was officially recognized by Guinness World Records in 2011. Despite surpassing the previous record holder, she is still shorter than the shortest woman in history, Pauline Musters. Jyoti Amge had the opportunity to meet the world’s shortest man, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, during a photo session for the Guinness World Records. She has also appeared as a guest on the Indian reality show ‘Bigg Boss 6’ and co-hosted an Italian TV show called ‘Lo show dei record’.

Quick Facts

  • Indian Celebrities Born In December
  • Also Known As: Jyoti Kishanji Amge
  • Age: 30 Years, 30 Year Old Females
  • Family: father: Kishanji Amge, mother: Ranjana Amge, siblings: Archana Amge, Rupali Amge, Satish Amge, Vaishali Amge
  • Actresses
  • Indian Women
  • Height: 0.63 m
  • Grouping of People: Dwarf
  • City: Nagpur, India

Rise to Stardom

Dwarfism could not hold back Jyoti Amge’s childhood dream of becoming an actress. Slowly but surely, she made use of the hype around her to launch an acting career. Soon after she celebrated her 18th birthday, she earned an official entry into the Guinness Book of Records in 2011. Prior to this, she had been featured alongside Bollywood singer Mika Singh in his album ‘Party Special’ in 2007. In 2009, she was also featured in an hour-long documentary titled ‘Body Shock: Two Foot Tall Teen’ which was shown in India on the National Geographic channel. In 2012, she guest starred in ‘Bigg Boss 6’, but her big break came when she was cast in the American horror television series, ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’. Despite the name of the show, she did not hesitate to take on the role as she realized that the actors were not actually freaks. She even enjoyed her time during the shoots as the show allowed her to engage in various fun activities.

Challenges Posed by her Height

While growing up, Jyoti Amge faced several challenges due to her height. She struggled with tasks such as picking up things from high desks, finding items that suited her size, and especially finding dresses that fit her. As a result, she had to get custom-made clothes and jewelry and could not use normal-sized utensils. However, once she became popular, stores near her house started informing her about new stocks of clothes and other items that might suit her. Despite this, she often felt frustrated when strangers treated her like a baby or a doll. On many occasions, she has even been mistaken for a child and picked up by strangers. Currently, her main challenge is related to her bones, as they are becoming more and more brittle with each passing year. This has caused concern for her family, who always accompany her during her travels. Her older sister Archana feels responsible for taking care of her younger sister as their parents are aging. Despite the challenges, Jyoti is proud of her height as being in the Guinness Book of Records has allowed her to visit various places.

Personal Life & Family

Jyoti Kisanji Amge was born on December 16, 1993, in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India to Kishanji Amge and Ranjana Amge. She has three sisters – Rupali, Vaishali, and Archana – and a brother named Satish. When she was three years old, her parents became concerned about her short stature and consulted doctors, who diagnosed her with a form of dwarfism called Achondroplasia. They informed her parents that she would not grow much taller. Despite this, her parents raised her like any other child. She attended a regular school from the age of four. During her early years, she had typical interests in fashion and makeup and enjoyed spending a lot of time on the phone.


In September 2017, at the age of 23, Jyoti Amge became the center of attention due to a controversy surrounding her marital status. A person of Indian origin from the United States circulated fake images online, claiming that they were married to Jyoti. She clarified that she is single and filed a complaint against the person at the Cyber Crime Wing of Nagpur police.

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