She is about the size of a cat. With a height of just 1ft 11 in (58 cm), Jyoti Amge is dwarfed even by an one year old toddler (which may be over 75 cm (2.5 ft) tall and weigh over 10 kg (22 pounds), on average, but this girls is 15 years old.
The Indian Book of Records registered her as the world's smallest girl. Jyoti's condition is one of the most common types of genetic dwarfism called achondroplasia, in which the fibroblast growth factor receptor gene 3 (FGFR3) is impaired, impeding the normal cartilage formation.
Jyoti is now fully grown and weighs only 11 lb (5 kg), but she seems to be happy with her size, because of the fame it brought her.
"I am proud of being small. I love the attention I get. I'm just the same as other people. I eat like you, dream like you. I don't feel any different," she told Sunday Mirror.
Jyoti attends the local high school, in Nagpur, Maharashtra (central India), where she has her own specially made miniature desk. Her parents were unaware of their daughter's condition until some time after her birth.
"When Joyti was born she seemed quite normal. We came to know about her disorder when she was five. Jyoti is small, yet cute, and we love her very much," Jyoti's mother, Ranjanam 45, told Sunday Mirror.
Jyoti is like any other teenager: her favorite activities are listening to pop music, watching DVDs and wearing fashionable dresses, and like any Indian girl, her big dream is to become a Bollywood actress.
"I would love to work in a big city like Mumbai, act in films and travel to London and America," said Jyoti.
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