The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters:
Shanti, the human girl.
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Walt Disney Character Description of Shanti, The Girl from "The Jungle Book" (1967)
The little lass with a red spot on her forehead who comes down from the manvillage to captivate Mowgli is full of eastern promise. Although it will be a decade or so before the promise turns into anything else, she nevertheless enchants Mowgli as she fetches water from the river and sings the song "My Own Home", yet another fine piece of work from the Sherman Brothers.
She has little by way of character except her basic allure, which weaves a more powerful spell upon Mowgli than even Kaa's hypnotic attempts. Baloo advises the boy when he sees a female human for the first time: "Forget about those - they ain't nothin' but trouble!"
Mowgli, though youthful, has more sense.
Mowgli did not want to become part of humanity... Until, that is, he saw the Girl.