Dancing is considered as the purest form of language without a voice and what could be better if someone can enjoy each step along with painting? Yes, you heard that right! Here’s an interesting story of Jahnavi Maganti, an 18-year old girl from Hyderabad. Jahnavi has created a world record of the largest painting by feet on Dec 29, 2017. She painted a surface of 140 square meters with her feet in an attempt to enter Guinness World Records and got success as well in doing so.
“Art should be created with the heart and built with the mind.” - Criss Jami
A Multi-talented girl with amazing talent
"Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God." - Leo Buscaglia
Jahnavi Maganti hails from Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh and the city of Nawabs. She shares a great interest in singing, dancing, and painting since childhood. She is also a national level basketball player. Being a multifaceted person, she gradually develops a unique ability of painting while dancing. She worked on this unique talent and launched her ‘Dance Painting’ videos on YouTube, where she painted a lotus and a peacock feather with her feet while dancing. She soon became famous among people when they saw her videos. Her art and flawless technique are always delightful to watch.
"You use a glass mirror to see your face and you use works of art to see your soul" - George Bernard Shaw
Jahnavi was very happy to know that her hard work and talent has been liked by all. It was then the Eighteen-year-old Hyderabadi girl got an idea of painting with her feet and trying to make a world record in this category. She was used to painting colorful and lively pictures with her feet by holding the brush with toes. However, she worked on her talent to see her name in the Guinness World records. It was on 29 December 2017, when she attempted to break the previous world record of a 100 square meters by painting on a 140 square meters with her feet. She successfully completed the task by painting a huge canvas size (32*52 feet) in the presence of three witnesses. With this, she has proudly entered her name in the Guinness Book of World Records and made India again proud in the art section.
"Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics." - Victor Pinchuk
Jahnavi is among those who are proving to the world that art has no form, dimension, and specific technique. Her deep concentration and passion for painting make her happy. She has established herself as a role model for young artists who wants to show something new to this world through their art. We believe her achievements will help more and more Indian women to break the boundaries that confine their talent. We wish her best wishes for her future and hope to see her bringing more laurels to India.