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Background information
Feature films The Jungle Book 2
Short films
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Veena Bidasha
Performance model
Inspiration Messua from the original Jungle Book stories by Rudyard Kipling
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Messua
Other names
Personality Loving, caring, motherly, nice, polite
Appearance Slender, long black hair, fair skin, brown eyes, red dot on her forehead, blue dress, aqua smock, sandals, beautiful
Occupation Village leader's wife, Mowgli's foster mother, Ranjan's mother
Alignment Good
Goal To make sure that Mowgli and Ranjan are safe
Home Man Village
Relatives Village Leader (husband), Ranjan (son), Mowgli (adoptive son)
Allies Her husband, her foster son Mowgli, her son Ranjan, Shanti, Shanti's Mother, villagers
Enemies Shere Khan, Kaa
Likes Mowgli and Ranjan's safety and happiness
Dislikes Mowgli and Ranjan in danger, trouble
Powers and abilities
Fate Reunites with the children and watches Mowgli, Shanti, and Ranjan sneak into the jungle.
Quote "Good night, Ranjan, my little wild thing."

Messua is Ranjan's mother, Mowgli's adoptive mother, the wife of the Villager Leader (Ranjan's Father) in Disney's 2003 film The Jungle Book 2, sequel to the 1967 film The Jungle Book. She speaks in the movie, but it is unknown who provided her voice.


Messua is kind, gentle, and very nice woman. She is also hopeful even in the saddest of times.

Role in the film

In the film, Messua watches with her husband, Ranjan, Shanti, and Shanti's mother as Mowgli puts on a puppet show, to which Ranjan accidentally ruins by jumping at the shadow of the Shere Khan puppet, thinking Shere Khan is really attacking Mowgli. The morning after the puppet show, while she was washing dishes, she reminds the boy's to have breakfast before they get started on chores (in which the boys tell her they're not hungry and dash off to prank Shanti). She helps her husband and the other villagers search the jungle to find Mowgli, Shanti, and Ranjan. She is last seen smiling with her husband and telling Mowgli and Shanti to not be too long while getting the water (for she and her husband know that they're going to the jungle).



  • According to Internet Movie Database, Veena Bidasha is possibly the voice of Messua because she is credited as additional voices.

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Animated Films: The Jungle Book | The Jungle Book 2
Live Action Films: Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book | The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story | The Jungle Book
TV Series: Jungle Cubs
Video Games: The Jungle Book | The Jungle Book Groove Party
Music: Soundtrack | More Jungle Book... Further Adventures of Baloo and Mowgli
Books: Big Golden Book | Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Golden Sight 'n' Sound Book | Little Golden Book

Disney Parks

Journey into the Jungle Book | Colonel Hathi's Pizza Outpost | Animagique | Disney's Believe | Disney's Wishes | Mickey and the Magical Map | Mickey and the Wondrous Book


Original: Mowgli | Baloo | Bagheera | King Louie | Shere Khan | Kaa | Colonel Hathi | Winifred | Hathi, Jr. | Buzzie, Flaps, Ziggy, and Dizzy | Akela | Rama | Shanti | Raksha | Wolf Pups | Wolf Council | Jungle Patrol | Flunkey | Bandar-log
Deleted characters: Rocky the Rhino | Buldeo | Tabaqui
Sequel: Ranjan | Ranjan's father | Messua | Shanti's mother | Lucky
Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book: Grey Brother | Nathoo | Kitty Brydon | Colonel Brydon | Sergeant Claibourne | Dr. Julius Plumford | William Boone | Sergeant Harley | Buldeo (1994 Film) | Tabaqui (1994 Film) | Lt. John Wilkins | Indian Bandits | Alice, Rose, and Margaret
Jungle Cubs: Arthur and Cecil | The Croc | Mahra | Benny and Clyde | Ned, Jed & Fred | Mungo | Leah | Cain | Red Dogs | Winifred's Uncle | McCoy | Dictator Turtle | Whitehood
House of Mouse: King Larry


Jungle | Ancient Ruins | Man Village | India | Asia


Original: "Colonel Hathi's March" | "The Bare Necessities" | "I Wanna Be Like You" | "Trust in Me" | "That's What Friends are For" | "My Own Home"
Deleted songs: "Brothers All" | "The Song of the Seeonee" | "Monkey See, Monkey Do" | "I Knew I Belonged to Her" | "In A Day's Work" | "The Mighty Hunters"
More Jungle Book: "Baloo's Blues" | "Jungle Fever" | "If You Wanna See Some Strange Behavior (Take a Look at Man)" | "It's a Kick"
Jungle Cubs: "Take Your Sweet, Sweet Time" | "Jungle Cub Love"
The Jungle Book Groove Party: "The Jungle's No Place for a Boy" | "Join the Ranks" | "Go Bananas in the Coconut Tree" | "A Mood for Food" | "We Are the Vultures" | "Run" | "A Brand New Day"
Sequel: "The Jungle Rhythm" | "W-I-L-D" | "Right Where I Belong"

See Also

Disney Sing Along Songs: The Bare Necessities | Who Framed Roger Rabbit | TaleSpin | House of Mouse | Disney's Jungle Boogie

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