THE world’s smallest man and the world’s smallest woman have met for the first time.

Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, who stands at just 54.6cm was introduced to 18-year-old Jyoti Amge, who measures 62.8cm.

OAP Chandra, from India, and teenager Jyoti found fame last year when they were both confirmed as new record holders.

And now they’ve come together ahead of the release of the 13th Guinness World Records Book, which made them global stars.

Thrilled Jyoti said: “At first I was nervous about meeting him. He seemed very serious, but then during the photos he started smiling and he was actually very friendly.”

Jyoti has a form of dwarfism called Achondroplasia, which means she will stay the same height forever - but she is determined to not let it stop her becoming a Bollywood actress.

She’s already been flown around the world since landing the record.

She revealed: “Since being recognised by Guinness World Records I have been able to visit lots of different countries. I love travelling.

“I have visited Japan and parts of Europe and now I can’t wait to visit the UK.”

Meanwhile, fellow champ Chandra - who also holds the crown of the smallest man ever - said it was lovely to meet Jyoti and told how he is proud of being in the famous book.

He added: “It was an honour to meet Jyoti. I’m very happy that my name will be written in a book. It’s a big thing for my family, my village and my country.”

Marco Frigatti, Guinness World Records Adjudicator, said: “Chandra and Jyoti are two of the most colourful characters in the Guinness World Records archive.

“A lifetime living in a tall world has shaped their attitudes and personalities, and the result is a pair of strong-willed, determined people who can take on any challenge.                                   –MO