16 Dec '11, 1pm

World's shortest woman wants to be Bollywood star

World's shortest woman wants to be Bollywood star

Guinness World Records adjudicator Rob Molloy (right) and Dr K. Sujatha (left) measure the height of Ms Jyoti Amge, the world's shortest living woman, on her 18th birthday in the central Indian city of Nagpur Dec 16, 2011. -- PHOTO: REUTERS NAGPUR, India (AP) - A high school student in central India was recognised as the world's shortest woman by Guinness World Records on Friday as she turned 18 and said she hopes to earn a degree and make it in Bollywood. Ms Jyoti Amge stood just 62.8cm tall - shorter than the average 2-year-old - when Guinness representatives visiting from London measured her at a ceremony attended by about 30 relatives and friends in the town of Nagpur, in Maharashtra state. A teary-eyed Ms Amge, dressed in one of her finest saris, called the honour an 'extra birthday present' and said she felt grateful for being small, as it had brought her recognition...

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