Neel Sethi is an American child actor who is mostly known for his movie The Jungle Book where he played the role of Mowgli. The American actor of Indian descent, Neel competed against thousands of children from all over the globe during the audition and was chosen for Mowgli. Along with his featured role, he was able to excel towards entertainment industry and reap his fame.
How Does Neel Summons Net Worth?
Neel Sethi, age 14, has derived the prominent part of his net worth from his stint as an American child actor. His 2016 movie The Jungle Book smashed $966.6 million over the net production budget of $154 million. The film was digitally released on 23 August 2016 and became a huge financial success in the entertainment industry. It grossed $364 million from the United States and Canada and rest of $602.5 million in other countries.
In 2016, The Jungle Book became the second film to cross the $800 million margin. It also set the IMAX record as it grossed IMAX worldwide opening of $20.4 million and earned a total of $39 million worldwide. Neel, who starred as Mowgli in the movie, was only the real human character, and other actors were providing a voice role for the animal characters. He had received some fruitful amount of fortunes from his movie through which his net worth has grown.
Neel has received five nominations for the role of Mowgli in the movie The Jungle Book. In 2016, he earned two nominations for the Teen Choice Awards as a 'Choice Movie: Breakout Star' and 'Choice Movie Actor: Action.' He was also nominated for the awards like PFCS Award, Blimp Award, and Saturn Award.
In the year 2013, Neel appeared as a child actor in a short and comedy video of Diwali where he played the role of Jay. In 2016, he appeared in TV series where he presented the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2016. In the same year, he also made his appearances on WGN Morning News; Good Morning America; WWE Smackdown!; The Kitchen; and Food Network Star Kids.
Neel has also performed a soundtrack of the movie The Jungle Book called "The Bare Necessities." His archive footages include Entertainment Tonight and The FalconCast Awards where he appeared as Mowgli. With the rise towards entertainment industry, he has accumulated his net worth in millions.
Neel's Family Life
Neel was born to his parents Sam Sethi and Dr. Cheena Sethi. His paternal grandfather, Dr. Ram Ji Dass Sethi was from Haryana, a State of India. In 1973, Ram Ji Dass moved to the US after he got his degree in dental science alongside Sam. His mother Cheena hails from Mumbai, a City in India and both of his parents are a dentist. As a sibling, he has a sister called Priya Sethi in his family.
Neel's uncle Narinder, Sethi says that Neel likes India even though he was born in America. Neel has visited Mandi Dabwali, a Municipality in India few times. On 25 March 2016, Neel went to India to promote his movie The Jungle Book.
His parents are proud of their child who has become an American star. When Neel visited India to promote his movie, he talked to the Indian news channel Zee News, where he said,
I have heard so many stories about the jungles of India from my maternal grandparents, who live here. I am so excited to be visiting my homeland once again. When my parents heard that I got the part to play Mowgli, they were so excited because the stories are based in India.
Neel is often spotted with his family in different events. Neel's family also attended the 2016 Greenwich International Film Festival - Day 2 on 10 June 2016 in Greenwich, Connecticut.
American actor Neel Sethi along with his family attending 2016 Greenwich International Film Festival - Day 2 (Photo: zimbio.com)
He is maintaining a good bond with his family which is composed of his sister Priya, father Sam and mother, Cheena. Residing in a New York, Neel is maintaining a healthy relationship with his friends and classmates along with his parents.
Neel Sethi, who was born in 2003, celebrates his birthday on 22 December. As a native of New York City, New York, he posses American nationality. Neel has a height of 1.42 m (4' 8”) and belongs to Asian-American ethnicity. As per wiki, he likes to follow his parents' footsteps as a dentist as well as continue being an actor.