As a cub, Nala's father fell from a tree, but he was saved by the Lion Guard of his day.
Some years after this incident, he mated with a lioness named Sarafina and had a daughter with her named Nala. At some point, before or shortly after Nala's birth, her father either died or left Pride Rock, thus leaving Sarafina as Nala's only parent.
- According to Tom Bancroft, one of the lead animators for The Lion King, the issue of Nala's father was brought up very late, and eventually ignored as they figured no one would notice him not being there. Some writers have assumed that Mufasa or Scar fathered Nala.
- He strongly resembles his grandson, Kion.