Crafty / Artful The Lion Guard (TV Series 2016– ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Shupavu sends out Nyeusi to see where they're going. After Scar is defeated, Janja happily volunteers Jasiri as the new leader of the Outlands. "The Lion Guard" Long Live the Queen (TV Episode 2019) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Now at the Tree of Life, Rani and the Night Pride take the Lion Guard inside to meet Queen Janna, who tells Ono that his cure will take a few days to prepare, and that curing Kion will take time. In the period that followed, Aghdashloo made guest appearances on several well-known television series, such as Will & Grace, ER and Grey's Anatomy. As a young eagle like Beshte and Ono not much about Anga changes except that she's now smaller.Anga has purple and white feathers with black and white underlining. 323 Favourites. His muzzle is gray. Janja also welcomes Kiburi and starts to ask Scar more about his plan, eager to learn more. Queen Janna's final moments with her family viewer discretion is advised All rights go to Disney After planting the idea of speaking with Scar in her head, Ushari returns to Janja, who heard everything. Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, https://lionguard.fandom.com/wiki/Shohreh_Aghdashloo?oldid=249292. He has also become honest as he says Jasiri is the one that's worthy of leading the Outlands and not him. When they reach the Outlands, Janja pauses to laugh and declare that their dinner is being delivered, and Tamaa takes his chance to ask if he can go now. Back at the Outlands volcano, Ushari discusses the latest information with Janja's clan and continues to explain how they need a Bakora Staff and for Kion to use his Roar of the Elders. Janja watches Ushari speak with Rafiki's apprentice, Makini, who confirms the ability to speak with Mufasa. Janja is a smoky gray spotted hyena with a grayish-beige underbelly. The Lion Guard are able to escape the maze though, and Janja orders his henchmen to go after them. She also voiced characters for the video games Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, Destiny and Destiny 2; starred in the London revival of the play The House of Bernarda Alba at the Almeida Theatre as Bernarda Alba; and narrated the audiobook And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini. With Kion about to leave, Janja taunts Kion, saying that they'll keep coming back again and again to harm Kion's family and that there's nothing he can do to stop them. He orders them to catch it, but the two hyenas are too amused by his jokes.  As shown in many episodes, Janja harbors a deep hatred for the Lion Guard, especially Kion and his Roar. I watch the next episodes of the Lion Guard. Tehran, Iran [, Aghdashloo currently stars on Syfy's acclaimed television series The Expanse, as UN Deputy Undersecretary of Executive Administration Chrisjen Avasarala, a "smart and passionate member of a political family legacy who has risen high in the ranks of Earth's governing body without once standing for election. Janja is also shown to be envious of how happy Jasiri and her clan are working with the Lion Guard. He then rallies up another attack against the elephants and this time including the baboons too; they chase the baboons and elephants to a dead end (which is actually the Lion Guard's plan) and are driven away by Kion's roar and retreat to the Outlands. Teenager At the volcano, they trip over Ushari, and their arguing awakens Scar. However, Janja proved to have at least some good in him in "The Hyena Resistance" when Jasiri saved his life. Janja argues, telling him that she's The Worst Hyena We Know, and of her friendship with the Lion Guard, and love for the Circle of Life. Kion peers down at them from above and orders them to leave and they do as instructed. 1280x720px 59.17 KB. Shohreh Aghdashloo Janja tries to make an excuse for his actions before fleeing with Cheezi and Chungu further into the Outlands. Her eyes are green while her eyebrows are light-brown. He insulted and mocked them frequently, but did not like being laughed at himself. "They should know they don't stand a chance", Shocked to see that Scar wanted to kill him. The under side of his tail is a beige color. Along with the above, Janja is the leader of his clan, despite females usually leading a hyena clan, such as Shenzi from the original film, and Jasiri. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, she has resided in Los Angeles, California since 2000. One day, when Janja was still a young pup, he and his gang attempted to steal an egg from the Pride Lands. ; Because You Were Nice to Me: It is very heavily implied that Kion and Rani really began to fall for each other was when Kion comforts Rani after Janna dies of old age. Rather then scorn her, he expressed great shock and confusion at why she helped him. Be Yourself: Queen Janna's last words to her family before she dies. She passes away, … They then proceed to the song Panic and Run. Sometime either before, during, or after this, Janja was born and took Shenzi's place as the clan leader despite being a male hyena, residing in the Outlands just along the Pride Lands' borders. A new queen of the Tree of Life must be named when the old Queen Janna passes away. When they come back, The Guard already has gotten themselves and Janja's Clan out of the lair through Beshte's pool. It wasn't that long before Queen Rani took the throne after her grandma, Queen Janna, died. Male With Janja Still wary of Ushari, the snake brings him some friends of his, a group of skinks. Cheezi points out that Bunga and Kion are with them, but Janja dismisses this, telling him that the Guard members will protect the baby while the older zebras merely panic and run, which will allow them to hunt them easily. Although Janja refuses her offer for him to join the Hyena Resistance, he hesitates for a moment leaving Jasiri feeling confident he will come around in time. TV Show: The Lion Guard Franchise: Lion King. American Iranian She has since performed in a number of Touzie's plays, successfully taking them to national and international stages, primarily in the Iranian diaspora. However, the Lion Guard arrive, causing Janja to sarcastically tell them that they'll return them once they've drunk the water from them. After their marriage in 1972 when she was 19 and he was 31, she began attending theatre workshops, against the wishes of her family. However, a young martial eagle chick, known as Anga, spotted them. Years In "Battle for the Pride Lands", it is revealed that Janja and his clan are growing unhappy with constantly having to fight the Lion Guard to be able to eat what they want only to always lose and wind up hungry. He also displays a newfound respect for the Circle of Life and vows to stop any animal in the Outlands that tries to threaten it. Once she arrived in England, she earned a Bachelor's degree in international relations at Brunel University because of her interest in politics after having to leave her home country. He and Nne close in on Mtoto, but one of the herd's members send them flying. Trending: 185th This Week. The hyenas chase after him. Voice(s) Image size. Tamaa at first protests, but when Janja threatens him, he obliges, and orders the impalas into the Outlands through Kion's voice. Janja did frequently refer to the other members of his clan as "fur-brains", showing that he did not respect them. In the same year, she also portrayed Sajida Talfah in the HBO original miniseries House of Saddam for which she received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. Since the beginning of the series, Janja has been shown to have deep admiration and respect for Scar. As Simba's queen, Nala has a son, Kopa, an adventurous cub in The Lion King: Six New Adventures, a daughter, Kiara, whose story is explored in The Lion King: Simba's Pride and another son named Kion, who serves as the protagonist of The Lion Guard. When Janja explains what they were trying to do, Scar has a plan to steal the melons. The Lion King. "So, if I wanna go into the Pride Lands, we go into the Pride Lands!". Suddenly, an entity rises from the volcano, laughing menacingly. Although Chungu is worried that they are friends with the Lion Guard, Janja does not care. Janja agrees to let him gather information, but they will be following him, just in case. After taunting the lion cub, Kion lets loose the Roar of the Elders, and he and the other hyenas scatter back to the Outlands. Shows: The Lion Guard, Timon & Pumbaa. SHOW COMMENTS (0) FRANCHISE RELATED. Janja rushes forward but his two henchmen fall onto him from above. The word "little" grabs Kenge's attention, and Janja assures him that he's a big lizard. On October 9, 2010, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans awarded Aghdashloo their Career Achievement Award during its first annual gala. The Guard use Termites to break open a thorn cage that they have placed the duo in and, when they awake, the bugs bite Janja's nose. The monitor lizard bites Kion, Fuli, and Beshte, before being scared away by Bunga's flatulence. Janna has light-brown fur. Janja later instructs Tamaa to say what he told him to say but to sound as though he were Kion. She successfully fends off the attack, forcing Janja and his henchmen to retreat. Before they feast, Ushari starts to talk about how Kion gets his advice from Mufasa. Toward her hands and feet are bands of dark brown fur, which are longer near her hands. He, Cheezi, and Chungu resume pursuit of the impala herd, who soon reach a dead end. His nose, feet, and the upper side of his tail are black. In an interview with Time magazine, Aghdashloo stated that although she had previously resisted reinforcing the stereotype of Muslims as terrorists, the strength and complexity of the role convinced her to accept it. The trio sight a herd of zebras and a gazelle as well as the young zebra, and Janja notes that they're a "snack pack". Birthplace Erin Fitzgerald, Actress: Ask the StoryBots. . When Kion retired his role as leader of the Lion Guard and … She was already familiar with England, as her parents took her to London as a child. Kion tackles him and pins him to the ground, but Chungu sent flying by one of the zebras, collides with him and knocks Kion away, freeing Janja. Shohreh Aghadashloo is an Iranian-American actress. Incarnations View all 2 versions of Janja on BTVA. Her eye rims, muzzle, paws and stomach fur is a mix of light-cream and gray. Movies: The Lion King (2019), The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. Andrew Kishino He also has dark gray spots across his back and a ridge of black fur running along his head and upper neck that juts back in sharp spikes. In the years that followed, Aghdashloo appeared on-screen sporadically, including in the critically acclaimed Surviving Paradise (2000, راز بهشت), the first English-language Iranian American feature film released in the United States, written and directed by Kamshad Kooshan. Kion explains that he and his friend, Ono, have come for healing. Presumably, sometime after gaining control of the Roar of the Elders, Askari was appointed the leader of the first Lion Guard and assembled a team of lions, who are comprised of the fastest, bravest, strongest, and keenest of sight in the entire Pride Lands. His muzzle is gray. He has large ears that curve to a sharp point, with his left ear bearing a visible notch. It's funny how things work out. Stunned, he agrees to seek out more information. Then, he leads his clan in an attack on Ma Tembo's Herd. At some point, they made an alliance with the King's brother Scar to rule Pride Rock. Janja was the sworn enemy of the Pride Lands and Kion, leader of the Lion Guard before redeeming himself and became an ally. Janna Jasiri rushes away with Janja to save them. Kion and Janja engaged in a fierce battle, but eventually, Janja and his cronies are defeated and chased back to the Outlands. Reminding Cheezi and Chungu that they're good guys now, Janja thinks that Jasiri should be in charge, Janja and his clan appear in the song "Friends to the End. Rani is a slender lioness, with chestnut brown fur and a dark brown stripe running down her back. This causes Janja to begin to think that he should take Jasiri up on her previous offer to join her and that he is on the wrong side. He is the main antagonist of The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar and a major antagonist of The Lion Guard, serving as one of the main antagonists of Season 1 and, alongside Ushari and Kiburi, one of the three secondary antagonists of Season 2 (behind Scar) before reforming in Season 3 when he joined Jasiri's Clan. Janna dies peacefully in her sleep. At sunset, Janja and the rest of his clan then start an attack on the gazelles in their grazing spot, to which Kion is alerted to. Rani introduces the Lion Guard to her grandmother, Janna. Nne asks Janja if he's sure about this and he replies with a positive answer since elephants are nice and tender this time of year, especially young ones. Janja, Cheezi and Chungu kidnap Timon and Pumbaa when they wander too close to the Outlands. Gender Janja is a teenage male hyena and was the leader of a small clan of hyenas that live in the Outlands. She has a dark-grey beak and a black crown on her head. Janja then states that they have demands, trying to keep the cub's attention. The back of her legs contain dark … The under side of his tail is a beige color. They all go different ways and soon realize that they have gotten themselves lost in their own trap. When a snake named Ushari informs him that it is possible to contact Scar, he immediately agrees to work together with Ushari to figure out how to do it, which they ultimately succeed in doing. He causes a scuffle with the hyenas watching nearby. In 2001, Aghdashloo was cast opposite Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly in director Vadim Perelman's House of Sand and Fog(2003) for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2008, Aghdashloo served as an official festival judge at the second annual Noor Iranian Film Festival in Los Angeles, while she also played the lead character of Zahra Khanum in the film The Stoning of Soraya M., marking her first leading role in a feature-length American film. He was ruthless and determined to eat as much food as he could. After getting out of the water, Janja decides not to tell Scar about their defeat by the Lion Guard, and blame it on some foliage and rocks. He approaches the herd, but as he makes his way through, the baby zebra kicks away and sends him flying into Cheezi and Chungu. However, she can be quite short-tempered and moody, assuming things before thinking it through and sometimes let her emotions got the better of her, a lesson which s… Was born Aug 18, 1993 - Lismore, Australia. She also played supporting roles in films such as X-Men: The Last Stand as Dr. Kavita Rao, The Lake House, The Nativity Story as Elizabeth, and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. So in this, a year passed and King Kion and Queen Rani rule the "Tree Of Life ." https://lionguard.fandom.com/wiki/Janja?oldid=370742. They have a daughter, Tara Touzie, born in 1989. He has large ears that curve to a sharp point, with his left ear bearing a visible notch. Janja, Cheezi, and Chungu watch from a hidden location as Ono lead the zebra herd to a safe grazing spot in the Pride Lands. Having found a patch of Tikiti Melons, Janja orders Cheezi and Chungu to steal them. Janja denies his request, pointing out that Tamaa still could be useful to him. Born Janja also has a sense of humor and a fondness of witticism; he will occasionally make jokes and clever remarks. At some point in his life, he also met the friendly female hyena Jasiri, but due to Jasiri's core beliefs towards the Circle of Life, they quickly became bitter enemies, with Janja, at some point, threatening Jasiri with her life should she invade his territory. Janja Ushari is surprised to hear that only one hyena was able to defeat all three of them, but Janja states Jasiri is not ordinary hyena and that "She's fearless or something". In a fit of anger, Kion unleashes the Roar of the Elders, causing the volcano to erupt. Prior to The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar. Though born to a Muslim family, she never practiced the religion. Hyena They did not have children and were divorced in 1979, when she left Iran for England at the start of the Iranian Revolution. Janja looks similar to Banzai and Cheezi looks similar to Ed. When Chungu asks his leader if they can eat it, Janja replies unenthusiastically that they can, still disappointed with their earlier fails.