Nala is an adult lioness and the queen of Pride Rock. She is the mate of Simba , with whom she has a son, Kion , and a daughter, Kiara. Nala was presumably born sometime during Mufasa's reign. As an infant, she was betrothed to Simba, the prince of the Pride Lands. Nala is first seen asleep, cradled in Sarafina's paws as Simba runs through the den, intent on waking his father for a morning lesson.