Nala is an African lion. She is Simba's love interest and Kiara's mother. Nala is the daughter of Sarafina and an unknown father. She appears in The Lion King and The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride. She also makes a cameo appearance in The Lion King 1 1/2. She is voiced by Moira Kelly.

Nala was Simba's best friend in The Lion King. She went with Simba to Scar's elephant graveyard, even though it was against Mufasa's orders (though she did not know). When Simba disappeared, she was seen crying. Afterwhich, when she is all grown up, she tries to catch Pumbaa, but fails when Simba stops her. They reconize each other, much to Timon's surprise. She tries to convince Simba to come back with her. They argue, and Nala finds Simba looking at Pride Rock in horror. She is supposed to find Sarabi and rally the lionesses. She fights Scar and survives to tell the tale. Later, she is standing with Simba when Rafiki holds up Kiara.

In The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, she is seen to be the less-protective parent, unlike Simba, who is always worried. She can still pin Simba down easily, and says that "he" put them in danger. She was also seen to be kinder to Kovu, but more fierce with Zira and the other Outlanders. Nala was really proud of Kiara when she grew up. She fought Vitani, however it was unknown who won. She was very interested in listening to Kiara and Kovu's idea of peace and was quick to allow the Outlanders to join her pride. Nala was really concerned when Zira hit Kiara off a cliff. She was very happy when Simba allowed the Outlanders to join the pride. 

In The Lion King 1 1/2, she is heard singing "I Just Can't Wait To Be King" with Simba, only it was not her voice being heard. She also was seen fighting Scar and his hyenas.  

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