'I want to make people happy': How 2ft tall Jyoti dreams of Bollywood acting career after being crowned world's shortest woman

By CHRIS PARSONS



Big news: Jyoti is measured at 61.95cm on her 18th birthday by Guinness World Record officials, making her the world's shortest woman



Celebrating your 18th birthday is a momentous occasion for anyone, but for tiny Jyoti Amge the milestone is even bigger news.

The 2ft teenager is already a mini celebrity in her hometown of Nagpur, India, but is now set for a huge record when she is officially declared the world's smallest woman.

And despite her miniature stature, 61.95cm-tall Jyoti hopes to celebrate being crowned the world's shortest woman by launching a Bollywood movie career.





The 18-year-old sits at home in Nagpur, India, in front of a pink teddy bear which looms over her tiny frame



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

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



Acting dreams: Jyoti is set to feature in two Bollywood films next year



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

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

She 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.



Jyoti has many utensils and pieces of furniture specially-made to fit her miniature frame



Pint-sized: Jyoti weighs just 12lbs, only 9lbs more than she did when she was born



Jyoti, pictured in 2009, attended school with her classmates, who she says didn't treat her any differently



Jyoti with a family friend two years ago - who, at 13 months, is already bigger than she is



source: dailymail

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