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Chani Kynes is a character in the 2021 film Dune. She is a member of the Fremen of Arrakis and she becomes close with Paul. Chani is portrayed by Zendaya.

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Chani was born on Dune, raised in the ways of its free people the Fremen, and shaped by its wilds to be a confident and dangerous warrior. A relentless defender of the people she loves, she will rise defiant against any outsider seeking to endanger the natural beauty of her world.[1]

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Chani Kynes is adapted from the character of the same name from the original Dune novel. In the books, Chani's father is Liet Kynes; since Liet is portrayed by a woman in the film, she will presumably be Chani's mother instead.

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