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7 Astonishing Facts on English Musician – Zayn Malik

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7 Astonishing facts on English musician - Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik was born on 12th January 1993 and as of now, Zayn is Twenty-Nine years old. He is Native of Bradford, England.

Zayn completed his primary education from Lower Fields primary school and did his high school education from Tong High School. While he was in school, Zayn had an interest in Arts and he started taking classes for the same. It is being said that Zayn wanted to pursue his degree in English initially and he desired to be an English Lecturer. Although, there is not much information available about his higher academics. There is an interesting story about Zayn’s first on stage performance in his school. Zayn performed in front of singer Jay Sean for the first time as Jay was invited as a chief guest by his school for the event. Till now, Zayn speaks fondly about this sweet memory.   

Zayn’s debut solo studio album was released in the year 2016, named as Mind of Mine. Zayn adopted a different R&B music style for his debut solo album. The lead single of the album was named as “Pillow talk” and Zayn became the first British male artist to launch at number 1 in both the UK & US with his launch single & album.

Zayn’s next albums “I Do not Wanna Live Forever” with clothier Swift & “Dusk till Dawn” were a big hit internationally and were loved by his fans. His second album “overpoweringly Falls” was released in the year 2018 and third one “Nobody Is pay attention” was released in 2021.

For his music, Zayn Malik has received several honors as well including an American Music grant & a MTV Video Music grant. He is the only creator who has won the Billboard Music Award for New creator of the Year twice, initially in the year 2013 as a member of One Command and again in the year 2017 as an accompanist.

Zayn Malik was brought up as a Muslim and can speak English, Urdu and Arabic fluently. Zayn has also been subjected of the Anti – Muslim assaults. In 2017, Zayn stated himself to be a non-practicing Muslim and didn’t like being known for his ethnic or religious heritage.

Physical Appearance

Zayn Malik is quite handsome with charming personality. He is physically fit. His height is 5 feet & 5 inches and weighs around 56 Kg. Zayn’s hair color is brown & has hypnotic brown eyes.

Family, Girlfriend & Relationships

Zayn Malik was born and brought up in an open Islamic family. His family is a working-class family who live in East pitch, England. He is an English national. His father, Yasser Malik is a British Pakistani person. Zayn’s father is a big fan of music himself and has a collection of music albums from different categories. Because of him, Zayn has acquired a taste and interest in different kind of music. Zayn’s mother, Trisha Malik has English & Irish tap root.  

About his siblings, Zayn Malik has three elder sisters. They are Waliyha Malik, Safaa Malik and Doniya Malik.

Zayn’s love life has been quite interesting. He was in a relationship with Cher Lloyd initially. After breaking up with Cher in 2010, Zayn got into a serious relationship with Perrie Edwards and even got engaged. But the relationship didn’t work up for the couple and they broke up eventually. 

For next five years, Zayn Malik was in a relationship with supermodel Gigi Hadid.  Recently, they both had a daughter together who they have named as “Khai”. Their relationship has been quite interesting as they have been on and off in the relationship. In the year 2019, the couple announced their separation.  Presently, Zayn is dating Neelam Gill.


Zayn Malik started his career in the year 2010 when he auditioned for Britain’s ‘The X factor’. He was a bit hesitant to appear on the show but his mother encouraged him. At first, he entered the show as a solo performer and got eliminated soon. But later, he was given entry on the show with three other boys, and that’s how the band, ‘One direction’ was formed.

“One direction” is a pop band and was formed in the year 2010. The members of the band were young English-Irish five boys. Other than Zayn, Harry styles was also an important member of the band. The band has been very popular amongst the youth internationally, specially in the UK and USA. Some of their famous singles are ‘What makes you beautiful’, ‘Gotta be you’, and ‘One Thing’ which after the release, became an instant hit among the fans. In the year 2015, Zayn left the band as he wanted to enjoy some private time. The rift going on between the band members was being reasoned about his leaving but Zayn denied any such baseless rumors. 

Zayn Malik is a very talented singer and is loved by his fans. When he was a part of the band “One direction”, he was even the most popular member of the group at one point of time but soon Harry styles was given that title. Although, it was unfortunate to see Zayn leave the band but his contribution is said to be minute towards the popularity of the group and the band had very less fan following. After leaving the band, things didn’t go well for Zayn and to make a comeback, he had to wait for a while. As per Zayn, the music of One direction was too generic for him.

For his comeback, Zayn Malik released his first single “I wo Mind” on Soundcloud, produced by English producer Naughty Boy in the year 2015. Additionally, Zayn also did an association with British hip hop duo Kept and Young but it didn’t go too good for Zayn but it surely helped him to gain a good fan following in the UK.

In the same year, 2015, Zayn also did a collaboration with RCA records and released his first hit single ‘Mind of Mine’. The album was a big hit and its singles ‘Pillow talk’ and ‘Like I would’ topped the charts in many countries. In the same year, Zayn also wrote his autobiography. 

In the year 2017, Zayn Malik released songs from his unnamed second album. He released his second album named “Icarus Falls” in the year 2018, although had released singles already like ‘Dusk till dawn’, ‘Let be’, ‘Entertainer’ etc. before announcing the release of the album.

In the year 2019, Zayn performed a special cover of ‘A whole new world’ for the movie ‘Aladdin.’ Again, In the year 2020, Zayn Malik released another single from his third album ‘Nobody is listening.’

Zayn is also an influential name in the world of fashion. In the year 2017, he launched his shoe line collaborating with an Italian designer Giuseppe Zanotti. There was also a Versace capsule collection launched in 2017 titled as Zayn x Versus. In 2018, for a brand called The Kooples, Zayn also designed a backpack collection.


A controversy arose in May 2014, when a video was published by Daily mail about Zayn and Louis, a former member of One direction, consuming cannabis together with other management staff members while going to Peru for a performance. The video was shot in April by Louis.

Zayn Malik was accused of substance abuse after the video went viral. 

Public Image

Zayn is very handsome and attractive personality. British paper Eastern Eye had voted him as the “World’s sexiest Asian Man” in the year based on a worldwide poll conducted. He was also voted as the “Seductive Male in Pop” in a poll by the British radio network Capital. In the year 2015, Zayn was also voted as the British GQ’s best dressed male. 

There was also a poll conducted by Manchester’s Crown Clinic about “World’s top ten bachelors” and Zayn got second place in the poll.  He was also ranked as number six on MTV’s “50 sexiest men alive” list. Additionally, he was also ranked fifth on Glamour magazine’s “100 Sexiest Men” list.

Best works and recognitions

While Zayn was a part of “One direction” band, some of the songs were a big hit including “Up All Night”, “Gotta Be You”, “More than This”, “Live While We’re Young”, “Take Me Home”, “Midnight Memories” and their performance in the iTunes festival which was held in London in the year 2012.

Zayn also appeared on various TV shows including “The X Factor” and” iCarly”. He also appeared on “Saturday night live, consecutively in the years 2012, 2013 and 2014. He also appeared in a documentary film, named as “One direction: This is Us” in the year 2013 and again in a concert film in the year 2014 which was named as “Where We Are-The Concert Film”. In 2016, Zayn also appeared on the famous talk show “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”. In the same year, he also appeared in the famous American singing reality show “The Voice”.

Zayn has also received many rewards and recognition for his music. He was given “The Asian awards” in the year 2016. In the same year, he was also awarded with “American Music Awards to new artist of the year” and “Music Choice to best new soloist”. In the next year, 2017, he made it to Billboard Power 100 list. He received “iHeartRadio Music Awards “and “Billboard Music Awards” in the year 2017.

Hobbies and Social media presence

In his free time, Zayn loves to read harry Potter books. He also likes to paint and often paints in his free time. He likes the song ‘Thriller’ by Michael Jackson.  Zayn is also an animal lover, specially he loves dogs.

Zayn is very popular on social media as well. He has got a massive fan following on Instagram alone, with around 47 million followers. Apart from Instagram, He is also active on Facebook and twitter as well.

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