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Meaning Burning One, Fiery One
Species Lion
Close Relations Mother of Nala, Mother-in-Law of Simba, Grandmother of Kiara, Kion and Kopa
Appearances The Lion King
Voice Actor(s) Zoe Leader

Sarafina is the mother of Nala, mother-in-law of Simba and maternal grandmother of Kiara, Kion and Kopa.

Physical Attributes

Sarafina takes on the appearance of a typical Pridelander; cream fur, apple-green eyes, and colorless paws. Both her upper and lower eye shades are light, the opposite of Scar's, which are dark. She looks distinctly like her daughter Nala and also similar to Sarabi.


Sarafina and her daughter, Nala

Sarafina is mother of Nala and Mheetu, although Mheetu does not appear in the film. In the book universe, she and a lion named Ni, help rescue Chumvi, Kula and Nala from Hyenas in the book, Nala's Dare. In the movie, Sarafina has but one line: "Hmm...what do you think Sarabi?". She is also known to appear in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride in one scene when Kiara is about to go on her first hunt, where she says to Kiara "My, how you've grown!", however there is little evidence to say that lion is definitely her.