Guinness World Record Holder

smallest wing walker

As of May 2010 Kiran Shah is now the Guinness World Record Holder as the smallest wing-walker.

Kiran Shah at 4ft1 braved speeds of 120mph at 1000ft to complete his record breaking feat.


Kiran Shah is listed in the Guinness World Records book as the shortest stuntman currently working since 2003, standing at 4 ft 1.7 in (1 m 26.3 cm) tall.

He has performed stunts in over 30 films, primarily as a stunt double for child actors. Kiran has contributed to some of the biggest films in the world, showcasing his exceptional skills. Here are some highlights of his work:

– The Dark Crystal: Kiran was the sole stuntman performing high falls, sliding down paths, and going through glass for most of the puppet characters.
– The Adventures of Baron Munchausen: Besides playing a small character, he did all the stunts for Sara Polley.
– Interview with the Vampire: He performed a stair fall for a girl.
– Braveheart: Kiran executed a hanging stunt, falling from forty-five feet to twenty feet.
– Titanic: He slid down the deck, did a high fall into the water, and performed drowning scenes as a few children.
– Madeline: Kiran did a high fall from a bridge into the river Seine in Paris, landing on his back.
– The Lord of the Rings: His stunts included horse riding, sword fights, and many falls.

Kiran has also performed his own stunts in films such as ‘Legend,’ where he played the character Blunder, and ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,’ where he portrayed Ginarrbrik, the White Witch’s sleigh driver.