Zayn Malik

Zain Javadd Malik, known mononymously as Zayn, is an English singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Bradford, Malik auditioned as a solo contestant for the British music competition The X Factor in 2010. His third album, Nobody Is Listening, was released in January 2021.

Zayn Malik is an English singer who came into the limelight due to his impressive performances on the television reality show The X Factor. Although he didn’t win the contest, his talent struck a chord with both the judges and the audiences alike and since then there has been no looking back for the Bradford Bad Boy. The judges suggested that he and four other participants of the show come together and form a troupe. This led to the birth of the world-famous boy band One Direction, which garnered a huge fan following worldwide. Let’s know more about him through this article.

What is Zayn Malik famous for?

  • An English singer and songwriter.
  • The former member of One Direction.

Where was Zayn Malik born?

Recalling his early life, Zayn was born as Zain Javadd Malik in the year 1993 to his parents; Yaser Malik and Trisha Malik in Bradford, England, UK.  His nationality is British and he is of Pakistani, English, and Irish ethnicity. Similarly, he has one elder sister named Doniya and two younger sisters named Waliyha and Sofia. Unfortunately, his parents were divorced when he was six years old.

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Where is Zayn Malik educated?

Concerning his education details, Zayn attended Lower Fields Primary School and Tong High School in Bradford. As a teenager, he took performing arts courses and appeared in school productions. He starting writing raps when he was at school and sang on stage for the first time when singer Jay Sean visited his school. He initially wanted to become an English teacher.

Zayn Malik Career Timeline

  • Talking about his profession, Zayn began his professional singing career auditioning as a solo artist for the British television competition The X Factor in 2010.
  • During the show, he was eliminated in the final round of the competition, but he was called back and he was put into a group with Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, and Louise Tomlinson to form the boy band later become known as One Direction.
  • Following The X Factor, One Direction was signed to Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment in 2010. The band released their first studio album, Up All Night in 2011, followed by their second album, Take Me Home in 2012. Their third album Midnight Memories was released in 2013, followed by their fourth album Four in 2014, and Made in the A.M. in 2015.


  • He left the band in March 2015 to pursue his solo career. He released his first solo album Mind of Mine under the Suco label in 2016. Later, he signed a recording deal with RCA Records. His debut album reached number one in several countries including Australia, Canada, and the USA.
  • In 2016, he made his debut as a model on The Business of Fashion’s annual BoF500 index. Later in January 2017, he released a shoe line with Italian footwear designer Giuseppe Zanotti.
  • In September 2018, He designed a backpack line for The Kooples.

Are Gigi and Zayn back together?

Reflecting on his personal life, Zayn is an unmarried man to date. He is currently in a relationship with the famous American fashion model Gigi Hadid. The couple has been together since July 2016 and their relationship is going very well.

Previously, he has been in several relationships in his life. In 2010, he dated the famous English singer, Cher Lloyd. From late 2010 to 2011, he was in a relationship with Geneva Lane. He also dated the beautiful Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson that year. Later in 2011, he was in an affair with Stephanie Davis. In 2013, he began dating the  English singer Perrie Edwards. The couple got engaged while they were in the relationship. They broke up later in 2015. After that, he dated Wallis Day, an actress at the end of 2015.

How much is Zayn Malik worth?

Being a musician by profession, Zayn earns an impressive amount of money and fame through his profession in the field of the music industry. Based on some online sites, his estimated net worth said to be $65 million at present. However, his salary and assets details are yet to be disclosed.

How tall is Zayn Malik?

Observing his body statistics, Zayn stands a height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighs around 66 Kg. Similarly, he has an athletic body with a pair of hazel eyes and brown hair color. Further, he has a 38 inches chest size, 28 inches waist size, and 13 inches biceps size.

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