Kai-Lan Chow is the titular protagonist of Ni Hao, Kai-Lan.
Kai-Lan is a 6-year-old Chinese American girl and is the granddaughter of Ye Ye. Her best friends are Tolee, Hoho, Lulu and Rintoo. She is adorable, sweet, affectionate, friendly, playful, adventurous, cute, bright, very beautiful, and has a big heart. She speaks both English and Mandarin Chinese, and she is eager to share her language, her culture, and her playtime with her animal friends and members of the audience at home. Kai-Lan is a natural leader but she is also thoughtful and caring with a gift for helping her friends when they really need her. Her favorite animals are dinosaurs and in her music group, she plays her tambourine.
Kai-Lan has fair skin and has black hair with red flowers on it. She has white and brown eyes with black and white pupils. She wears a blue sleeveless shirt with two red hearts and a jade necklace on it. She also wears orange shorts with red stripes on it. She also wears red shoes.
Kai-Lan appears in every episode of Ni Hao, Kai-Lan. She debuted in "Dragonboat Festival" and was last seen in "Journey to Monkey King Castle."