Jyoti Amge is 14 years old and lives in the city of Nagpur in central India. She stands 23 inches tall and weighs 11 pounds. She was born with a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia. In the photo with her classmates above, she could easily fit inside of her pink backpack.
Her parents were not aware of her diagnosis until she was 5 years old. They assumed she was just tiny and would eventually grow. With the diagnosis they learned that she would remain the same size.
The teen has all of her clothing and jewelry custom made. More photos available at Daily Mail. She has a mini desk and chair in her classroom at school. Jyoti has gained notoriety because of her mini size and enjoys the specialness of her situation.
Jyoti says she doesn't feel any different than her peers. Like all teenagers, she loves music, talking on her cellphone to friends. She would love to eventually travel to London and the U.S. and has even given some thought to becoming a Bollywood actress.