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Who plays Mowgli in the Jungle Book 2016? What does he look like now?

Jungle Book (2016) is the blockbuster film available on Freeview TV this Christmas.

The stunning live-action remake will air on Christmas Day on BBC 1 at 3:10 pm.

Of course, leading the action is Mowgli. But who is the young actor? And what does he look like now?

Who Plays Mowgli in the Jungle Book 2016?

The actor who plays Mowgli in Jungle Book (2016) is Indian-American Neel Sethi.

Neel was 13 years old at the time of playing the movie and this was his first major role in Hollywood.

Prior to Jungle Book, Neel featured in just one other film, starring in a short film called Diwali when he was 10 years old.

According to his IMDB bio, Neel had to compete against two thousand young actors from all across the world to earn his role in Jungle Book.

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Jungle Book Mowgli Actor – Now!

Neel is now 15 years old, although he only celebrated his 15th birthday on December 22nd.

Since his leading role in Jungle Book, Neel hasn’t been in any other movies.

He’s featured as himself on a host of TV series, popping up in a random episode of WWE Smackdown Live in 2016. Jason Derulo was also on the show too, so who knows what was going on!

Jungle Book 2

Neel will reprise his role as Mowgli in Jungle Book 2, which has been confirmed but is yet to start to filming.

And from then on, perhaps we will see Neel added to the Marvel or DC universe.

Earlier this year he told Gulf News about his future ambitions in Hollywood:

I think it’d be pretty cool (to be in a superhero movie), ‘cause there’s Spider-Man Tom Holland, who’s 16 or 17. I want to do that.



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