First Apparition Date: 1990 (2018 for my version of her)
Species: Lion (Panthera Leo)
Family: Sarabi (sister), Diku (sister), Dwala (sister), Malka's father (older brother), Sarafina (mate), Nala (adoptive daughter), Mheetu (adoptive son), Simba (nephew), Tojo (nephew), Mtoto (nephew), Malka (nephew)
Age/Generation: Adult, born during Ahadi's reign.
Residence: Malka' s Pride (formely), Pride Lands
Appearance: Naanda was a tawny lioness with red-ish orange eyes, a dark red nose, dark ear rims and a scruffy chin. She had long eyelashes and was less massive than her older sister Sarabi.
Personality: She started out as a jealous and power-hungry cub before becoming a selfless and good-natured lioness. She was also pretty sassy and stubborn at times, but she still remained an honest and trustworthy friend.
Like And Dislikes: Royal power was her main goal at first, before it turned into the ones she loved. Also, she prefered other lionesses over male lions since lionesses are much less vain to her. She had deep love toward Sarafina and her cubs, and got along with other lionesses really well. She didn't really like Scar, though. She couldn't stand his arrogant and cynical attitude. But never she would have thought that he would be a threat or a traitor.
Fact About Her: Naanda was a deleted character that was set to appear in The Lion King as one of Sarabi's sisters. It's just my version of her and my design. Also, the idea of her being paired with Sarafina came from the fact that she was originally supposed to be Nala's mother instead of Sarafina.
History: Naanda was born in the Pride Land's neighboring pride, in the other side of the mountain. She was the second oldest in the litter. Naanda was jealous of her sister Sarabi and wanted to be the oldest. She felt inferior and wanted to be popular.
Her chance bloomed when her parents announced her and her sister that Sarabi was betrothed to the future king of the Pride Lands, and that if Sarabi wouldn't marry the prince, it would be the youngest sisters. So they met the princes and later on chose to spend their lives in the Pride Lands.
Naanda was trying to win herself a royal rank through the two brothers, in vain. What made her lose interest in royal luxury was when Sarafina came into her life...