Zayn Malik Wiki – Biography
Zayn Malik is an English singer who came into 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 Zayn Malik 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. Quite recently, Zayn Malik moved out of the band and started working on his solo albums. His solo debut ‘Mind of Mine’ was a huge success and catapulted Zayn Malik to the status of a star. He has also been making waves for his glam quotient and has featured in the lists of ‘Sexiest Men’ published by several magazines.
Zayn Malik was a member of the highly successful boy band One Direction before pursuing a solo career.
Zayn Malik Age
Zayn Malik is 27-years-old.
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Malik was born Zain Javadd Malik on January 12, 1993, in Bradford, a town located in the county of West Yorkshire in Northern England. He is of English and Pakistani descent. His father, Yaser Malik, is English-Pakistani and his mother, Patricia (known as Tricia), is English. He has one older sister, Doniya, and two younger sisters, Waliyha and Safaa. The Malik family belongs to the Muslim faith.
Malik grew up in East Bowling, located south of the Bradford city center. He attended Lower Fields Primary School and Tong High School in Bradford. As a teenager, he took performing arts courses and appeared in school productions.
In 2010, 17-year-old Malik auditioned in Manchester for the seventh season of the reality-television competition The X Factor. He sang “Let Me Love You” by rhythm-and-blues vocalist Mario as his audition song and was accepted into the next round. Malik was eliminated before the final round of the competition, but judges Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell grouped him with fellow competitors Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson to form a new act for the remainder of the show.
Performing as One Direction, this group became one of the most popular finalists in their season of The X Factor. Although they finished the competition in third place, they were immediately signed to Cowell’s Syco music label.
One Direction topped the pop music charts with their first single, “What Makes You Beautiful,” when it was released in September 2011 in the United Kingdom. Their debut album, Up All Night, was a best seller in both the United Kingdom and the United States in 2012. Malik toured extensively with One Direction, meeting the band’s young female fans around the world.
In March 2015, Malik surprised fans by dropping out of the group’s world tour. A spokesperson for the band tweeted that “Zayn has been signed off with stress and is flying back to the UK to recuperate.” On March 25, Malik announced that he was leaving One Direction for good. In a statement on Facebook, he wrote: “After five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I’d like to apologize to the fans if I’ve let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart.”
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Welcomed His First Child
Zayn Malik is welcoming his daughter with girlfriend Gigi Hadid.
On Sept. 23, Malik and Hadid, 23, announced on their respective social media accounts that they welcomed their first child together, a daughter, the weekend prior. “Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful,” the former One Direction member wrote on Twitter.
“To try put into words how I am feeling right now would be an impossible task,” the new dad continued. “The love I feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding. Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, & thankful for the life we will have together x.”
The model shared another black and white image featuring Malik and their daughter holding hands, writing, “Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world. So in love🥺💕.”
Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful🙏🏽❤️to try put into words how i am feeling right now would be an impossible task. The love i feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding.Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, & thankful for the life we will have together x pic.twitter.com/nvhfOkk2fw
— zayn (@zaynmalik) September 24, 2020
Hadid confirmed she was expecting with Malik during an April 30 interview with Jimmy Fallon, telling The Tonight Show host, “Obviously, we wish they could’ve announced it on our own terms, but we’re very excited and happy and grateful for everyone’s well-wishes and support.”
Sources close to the couple told PEOPLE in May that the couple was “thrilled” about the baby and their next chapter together.
“They’ve been through their ups and downs, but neither stopped caring about the other,” a fashion-world source said. “They’ve jumped on the timing of having a baby and are preparing for their new lives.”