Nala's Father

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Nala's Father
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Painting of Nala's Father as a cub
Species Lion
Close Relations Husband of Sarafina, Father of Nala, Grandfather of Kiara and Kion
Appearances The Lion Guard (mentioned and appears in painting)

Nala's Father is a lion mentioned in The Lion Guard episode "Paintings and Predictions". He was the husband of Sarafina, the father of Nala, the father-in-law of Simba and the maternal grandfather of Kiara and Kion.


According to his painting, as a cub, Nala's Father had gold fur with a red tuft of hair on his head. He also beared a resemblance to his grandson Kion.


Little is known about Nala's Father apart from that he lived in the Pride Lands in his childhood and was possibly born in the Pridelander pride. At some point in his childhood, he fell from a tree, but was rescued by the Lion Guard (though not said, it is most likely the Guard previous to Scar's).

Later in his life, he mated with Sarafina and had a daughter with her named Nala. Sometime before or shortly after Nala's birth, her father either died or left the Pride Lands to start his own pride.

The Lion Guard

Painting of Nala's Father being saved by The Lion Guard

A painting of Nala's Father appears in the episode "Paintings and Predictions" where Bunga and Beshte come across it. They use Rafiki's staff to make the painting move and watch the painting of Nala's Father falling from the tree, but stop before seeing the rest of the scene and believe that the lion is Kion and believe that the painting is describing a future event in which Kion will fall from a tree. The duo later try to stop Kion from going near any trees, despite him saying that paintings cannot predict the future.

Later in the episode, Rafiki tells the Lion Guard that the paintings are of what happened in the past and tells Bunga that the lion in the picture is not Kion but Nala's Father, who fell from the tree, but was saved by the Lion Guard of his day.