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Rathakrishnan Velu – The Man with Steel Jaws

Last Updated on July 22, 2020 by Darshan Modi

Rathakrishnan Velu
Rathakrishnan Velu


Rathakrishnan Velu can pull trains with his teeth. He is known for having the strongest teeth in the world.


Rathakrishnan Velu was born in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia on 01 April 1966.

Early Life

Rathakrishnan started practising his talent from when he was only 14 years old.

About Rathakrshan Velu

Rathakrishnan runs 16 miles a day and does daily jaw training, meditating and weight lifting to keep him in shape.
Before pulling weights he closes his eye’s, does his breathing exercise and focuses his concentration by placing his left index finger on his nose and right index finger on his chest.
He is a strict vegetarian.
He was 37 years old when he broke the first record in 2003 and 41 when he broke the second.
The previous record was held by Belgian Walter Arfeuille in 1960 and Rathakrishnan trained for 15 months to break the record.
His advice is to never say I don’t want to and never say I cannot.
He wants to use his teeth next to prevent a flying helicopter from pulling off from the ground.

Genetic Or Learned

Rathakrishnan believes his talent is a learned concentration technique practiced by Indian Guru’s.

Guinness World Records

  • On October 18 2003, Rathakrishnan won the record for the heaviest weight pulled by teeth when he pulled a train weighing 260.8 tonnes, 2.8 meters using only his teeth.
  • He broke this record on 30 August 2007 in Kuala Lumpur when he pulled 297.1 tonnes a distance of 2.7 meters( 9 feet).
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Names Known By

  • The Man with Steel jaws
  • King Tooth
  • Raja Gigi


Featured In

  • Whad’Ya Know (book) By Michael Feldman- 2009
  • Guinness World Records 2014 (book) – 2013
  • Ripleys Believe It or Not ! Special Edition 2009( book) – 2009
  • Guinness World Records 2015(book) – 2014
  • Ripleys Believe It or Not!: Prepare to be Shocked! (book) – 2008
  • Guinness World Records Extreme (book) – 2007