Man with world's longest fingernails finally cuts them off

Lester Mason
July 12, 2018

Chilal certainly took that to heart: when last measured, his nails had a combined length of 29ft 10.1in, which is about the same length as a London bus. Finally deciding to change his life, the Guinness World Record holder (for the "longest fingernails on a single hand") flew to NY to seek aid from a doctor.

Shridhar Chillal, of Pune, India, hadn't cut the fingernails on his left hand since 1952, when he was 14 and a teacher got mad at him for breaking a nail.

I think we can all basically agree there is no better part of any given Guinness World Records book than the section about people with extreme body stuff going on.

Shridhar Chillal, an octogenarian from India with the world's longest fingernails measuring over 9 metres, is all set to finally cut his coiled appendages after 66 years at a ceremony in NY.

Shridhar's nails will now be displayed at Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Times Square.


It's not an easy business growing the world's longest nails. Chillal's fingernail exhibit will be officially unveiled at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium in Times Square. The Guinness World Record holder is now is finally ready to say goodbye to his nails.

The video, which was shared by Guinness World Records, shows Chillal getting his nails getting cut using an industrial cutter instead of the regular nail clipper. The doctor used a hand-held power grinder in a process that took about 20 minutes, according to Patch New York.

The weight and length of Chillal's fingernails made him lose function in his left hand. However, as he aged, his long nails were proving more challenging to maintain an ordinary lifestyle.

"I can't move much, so every half an hour or so I wake up and move my hand to the other side of the bed".

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