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.
When Nala's father returns from the hospital to the Pride Rock in The Lion Guard, he becomes into an elderly lion and witnesses Simba marrying Nala and accepts Simba as his son-in-law. When Nala's father becomes into an elderly lion, he visits his grandchildren and son-in-law.
In the episode "Paintings and Predictions", whilst in the Lair of the Lion Guard, Bunga and Beshte see the painting of Nala's Father falling from a tree and mistake it for Kion and believe that he will fall from a tree and so throughout the episode, they try to stop Kion from climbing trees, despite Kion's claims that paintings cannot predict the future.
At the end of the episode, Rafki shows the Lion Guard the entire painting and tells Bunga that the painting was showing the past and that the cub is not Kion but his grandfather.
- 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.