Zayn Malik is one-fifth of the boy band One Direction. Born in Bradford, West Yorkshire in 1993, Malik is British Pakistani and Muslim. In 2010, Malik and the other members of One Direction auditioned individually for The X Factor. After they all failed to advance, it was suggested they join together -- thus One Direction was born. Malik has admitted to being addicted to cigarettes and has vowed to give up the habit. In August 2013, he was engaged to his girlfriend, Perrie Edwards of the group Little Mix.
Zain Javadd 'Zayn' Malik, born 12 January 1993 (age20), is from Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. Born to British Pakistani father Yaser and an English mother, Tricia Malik (ne Brannan), he has one older sister, Doniya, and two younger sisters, Waliyha and Safaa. He grew up in East Bowling, was a pupil at Lower Fields Primary School, and went to Tong High School, a state comprehensive school. Malik did not fit in at his first two schools due to his mixed heritage, and after moving schools at the age of twelve, Malik, states he started taking pride in his appearance.
Zayn's favorite hobbies seem to be drawing and acting.