Real-Life Rapunzel: Meet Akanksha Yadav, Woman With Indias Longest Hair That Measures Over 9 Feet


MUMBAI: As a child, we were all fascinated by the story of Rapunzel, whose long and beautiful hair used to go all the way to the bottom of the tower. Now, a woman from Thane, Maharashtra, is living a princess fantasy with hair that measures an astonishing 3.01 meters or 9 feet 10.5 inches! Akanksha Yadav’s long locks have also earned her a place in the Limca Book of World Records 2020-2022 and India Book of Records. Also Read – Viral Video: Chennai Man Drives Auto-rickshaw On Two Wheels For 2.2 Km, Sets Guinness World Record Watch

The official letter from the Limca Book of World Records 2020-2022 reads, “Akanksha Yadav of Thane, Maharashtra has the longest hair, standing at 3.01 m (9 ft 10.5 in) tall.” She is also setting records in the country since 2019. A medicine and management professional, he says his hair is a ‘blessing’.

“Winning the national title is important in itself. The records are great. However, the fulfillment, the contribution and the hankering are even greater,” Yadav told The Indian Express. When asked how she takes care of her floor-long hair, she says, “I don’t spend more than 20 minutes washing hair or doing other hair tasks in a day.”

Watch the video where she displays her gorgeous locks:

Here are more pictures of her where she shows off her locks:

Currently, Xie Qiping from China holds the title of longest hair in the Guinness Book of World Records. He has held a Guinness World Record since 2004, when his hair was officially measured. Xie also has the straightest hair in the world. The length of his hair is 5.62 meters i.e. 18 feet 5 inches.


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