The Sultana is absent from the original film, only being mentioned by the Sultan, who notes how his wife wasn't as "picky" as their daughter when it came to selecting a suitor.
In the film Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams, the Sultana was revealed to have owned a horse named Sahara. Surprisingly, the horse is aggressive and doesn't allow any other rider to mount him, aside from the Sultana herself. Even the Sultan is at risk when approaching Sahara, only being tolerated because their interaction is used for the Sultan to provide Sahara with his daily apple.
Several books mention the Sultana and the legacy she has left behind: In the Tales of Agrabah chapter book, Jasmine is shown to longingly gaze into the starry night sky whenever the memories of her deceased mother stir her saddened emotions. This is a result of the Sultana having told stories of the "Tiger star named Rajah". When her daughter adopted a tiger cub, she named him Rajah as a result of this.
In the book Jasmine's Royal Wedding, it is revealed that, before she died, Sultana wrote out a letter for Jasmine to read in the wake of her own wedding. Part of the letter included the Sultana mentioning her gratitude for having found her "treasure of all treasures" and showing happiness that Jasmine has found her own. The Sultana's "treasure" was truly the Sultan himself. Jasmine's love for her mother was the driving motivation to have her own wedding modeled after her mother's.
In the 2019 live-action remake, Jasmine's mother comes from the Kingdom of Sherebad, which Jafar wanted to conquer to expand Agrabah. She also is mentioned to have been the victim of murder, which caused her husband to keep their daughter inside the palace for protection. It is hinted that Jafar may be responsible for her death, for he was very keen on taking over Sherebad.
- The Sultana was an artist.
- In the same way as Ariel baring a striking resemblance to her mother, Queen Athena, Jasmine has the same resemblance to hers.
- ↑ Jasmine's Royal Wedding, page 23.