Kovu is the secondary tritagonist of The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. He is the mate of Kiara, the son of Zira, the younger brother of Nuka and Vitani, and the son-in-law of Simba and Nala.

As a cub, Kovu's speaking voice is provided by American actor, Ryan O'Donohue, and Jason Marsden as an adult. Gene Miller provides his singing voice.