Longest fingernails ever reached on a single hand
Shridhar Chillal (born 1938) holds the world record for the longest fingernails ever reached on a single hand, measuring 6.15 meters (20 feet 2.25 inches).
Chillal’s longest nail is 4.25 feet. He started growing his nails in 1952.Although Chillal is proud of his record breaking nails, he had increasing difficulties with their weight, which already caused his left fingers to become disfigured (and more or less useless). Due to nerve damage caused from the nails’ immense weight, Chillal is permanently deaf in the left ear (for he grew his fingernails on his left hand).
He finally cut off his nails in late 2000. However, he may make the odd appearance with his finger nails in tow. He appeared with his nails attached in the movie Jackass 2.5.
Longest fingernails on both hands
Lee Redmond (born February 2, 1941) held the record in the Guinness World Records for longest fingernails on both hands. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Enquirer featured her every few years and kept track of the progress of her nails. Redmond started growing her nails in late 1978-early 1979 and although she had originally planned to have them cut off on November 22, 2006 (as she said on her guest appearances on a couple of talk shows), she chose to keep her nails after all. In the past few years, she made appearances on CBS News and at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum. One of her last appearances was at a fundraiser for the Salt Lake City fire department, where it was reported her nails were an average of 34–35 inches in length.
On February 10, 2009, her record-setting nails were broken off when she was ejected from a car in a four-car pile-up in Holladay, Utah. Her injuries were serious, but not life threatening