Rajah is Princess Jasmine's pet tiger. He is voiced by Frank Welker. Unlike Abu, he is not anthropomorphized, but is still able to understand human language and emotions, as seen when he is surprised by the revelation of Jasmine that she has never had a true friend (except for Rajah himself), or when he assists her in her escape from the palace. Rajah is uneasy towards Aladdin at first, but later warms up to him. Rajah also takes part in the battle against Jafar, but is turned into a tiger cub and imprisoned in a bird cage. He is returned to his original form at the end of the film after Aladdin finally defeats Jafar.

It is revealed in a children's book based on Aladdin that Jasmine adopted Rajah when she felt lonely without a friend and the Sultan gave her Rajah as a gift.

During the Sultan's meal in The Return of Jafar, Rajah chases Iago into the room, which makes everyone discover Iago is back. In the Aladdin TV series, Rajah mainly served as a minor recurring character, though the only major part he played was when he teamed up with Abu and Iago in undoing Sadira's spell when she magically switched places with Jasmine since only the memories of the animals were unaffected. In Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Rajah is seen carrying Jasmine's bridal veil. In Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams, Rajah is seen delivering Jasmine her agenda. She later calls him to try to scare the children of the Royal Academy, but the children end up chasing Rajah and Jasmine into the mud and up a tree.


Why I Love Rajah

I love the relationship between Jasmine and Rajah. He is such a powerful tiger, but he loves her so much and shows a very kind and sweet side to Jasmine. He protects her and he feels her sadness. He sees her go and he helps her scale the palace wall even though it breaks his heart, because he knows she will be happy that way. Similarly, Jasmine feels sadness at leaving Rajah. I just feel Rajah is such a beautiful companion with such a good and loyal heart. I titled this fanlisting The Only Friend because, as is seen in the movie, Jasmine confesses she has never had any friends aside from Rajah. He is, in a way, her only friend at first.