10 Amazing Guinness World Records Held By Indians

By Raza Mehdi

Nov 28, 2022

In 2011, Mohiniattam dancer Kalamandalam Hemalatha danced for five days at a stretch setting a record for the longest dance marathon. It took her exactly 123 hours and 15 minutes to complete the feat and claim the title of “dancing queen of Kerala”.

Longest solo dance marathon

In 2010, Baba Major Singh made a record for wearing a 400 metres turban, the largest in the world and weighing around 30 kilograms. The turban was held up using more than 100 hairpins and had 50 religious symbols made of metal attached.

Largest turban in the world

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In 2010, Ram Singh Chauhan from Rajasthan set the record for having the longest moustache in the world, amounting to 14 feet in length. At the time, he had been growing his moustache for thirty years.

Longest moustache in the world

The wedding of Vanisha Mittal, daughter of the steel tycoon Mr. Lakshmi Mittal, holds the record for the world’s most expensive wedding. It was an unforgettable wedding party with an expense of more than 55 million USD in 2004!

Most expensive wedding

Indian Rapunzel Nilanshi Patel was only 16 years old when she broke the record for having the longest hair that measured 5 ft. 7 inches. She started growing her hair at age 6 and let it grow for the next ten years. She held the record for three years until she decided to cut her hair in 2020.

Teenager with longest hair

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wore this suit during his meeting with US President Barack Obama in 2015. This suit was bought by Laljibhai Tulsibai Patel for a whopping Rs. 4.31 cr. at an auction.

Most expensive suit sold at auction

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23 year old Jyoti Amge hails from Nagpur and is known to be the smallest woman in the world. She is only 61.95 centimetres or about 2 feet in height. Prior to this, Jyoti also got the title of the smallest teenager in the world.

The world's smallest woman

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In 2008, Kohinoor Foods Limited in Delhi entered the Guinness World Records for cooking the world's heaviest Biryani that weighed around 12,000 kilograms. 60 chefs were involved in this preparation, demonstrating our love for food.

World’s largest biryani

Bollywood lyricist Sameer Anjaan received recognition for being the most prolific Bollywood lyricist ever in 2015, having written an astounding number of 3,524 songs.

Record of most songs

A ring with 24,679 diamonds was created by SWA Diamonds in Karathode, Kerala, India, in 2022. The ring was made with the theme of a mushroom since it represents immortality and longevity. The ring is named "Ami" meaning immortality.

Most diamonds set in one ring

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