Who is Zayn Malik?
Zayn Malik is an English singer and songwriter who is best known as the former member of one of the world’s most famous boy bands One Direction. The artist is widely known for his iconic singles “Dusk Till Dawn”, “Pillowtalk” and “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”.
Born on 12th January 1993, Malik was born and raised in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, UK.
With Pakistani and English family background, the Tong High School graduate went on to become a budding superstar with his breakthrough union with fellow members Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson to form a new band boy, One Direction.
He made headlines in March 2015, when he officially signed with RCA Records as a solo artist.
Childhood – Family
Born on 12th January 1993, Zayn Malik was born as the second child of Yaser Malik, a British Pakistani, and Tricia Brannan Malik, of English and Irish descent, who converted to Islam upon her marriage). He is survived by his older sister, Doniya, and two younger sisters, Waliyha and Safaa.
Malik attended Lower Fields Primary School and Tong High School in Bradford but dropped out at around age 16 to join the band “One Direction”. Due to a busy career in the music industry, he had no plans to attend college. In 2016, he did open up about going back to school.
Malik took performing arts courses and appeared in school productions, also writing raps at the time. Before stepping into the music industry, he planned to pursue a career as an English teacher
|Real Name/Full Name||Zain Javadd Malik|
|Age||28 years old (2021)|
|Date of Birth||12th January 1993|
|High School||Tong High School|
|Hometown||Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, UK|
|Debut Album||Mind of Mine|
|Parents | Siblings|
|Mother||Tricia Brannan Malik|
|Sisters||Doniya, Waliyha and Safaa Malik|
|Birthday | Zodiac Sign|
|Birth Place||Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, UK|
Zayn has won a total received 16 awards and 38 nominations, including one for “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”.
In 2018, Malik was awarded a PETA UK Vegan Fashion Award for the vegan-friendly, eco-leather collection he created with Versace. So, he is obviously a vegan diet follower.
|Weight | Height | Body Measurements|
|Weight||66kg in Kilograms
165lbs in Pounds
|Height||5’9” in feet and inches
175 cm in centimeters
|Hair Color||Platinum Blonde|
|Biceps Size||13 inches (33 cm)|
|Chest Size||38 inches (97 cm)|
|Waist Size||28 inches (71 cm)|
|Hips Size||27 inches (69 cm)|
|Shoe Size||8½ (UK)|
Despite quitting One Direction in 2015 to live a ‘normal life’, Malik has released songs with top singers, including Sia and Timbal. He has made tons of money through his multiple fashion collaborations such as his shoe collection with Giuseppe Zanotti and his unisex capsule collection with Versace.
According to Evening Standard, Zayn Maik has an estimated net worth of a whopping $65 million as of the year 2020. The majority of his net worth was largely due to his album sales.
|Net Worth: 2019 – 2021|
|Income Source||Music, Commercial|
|Net Worth in 2019||$50 million|
|Net Worth in 2020||$65 million|
|Net Worth in 2021||To Be Updated|
Dating Life – Girlfriend
|Geneva Lane||2010 – Unknown|
|Rebecca Ferguson||May 2011 – Unknown|
|Stephanie Davis||2011 – Unknown|
|Carlyn Bryan||2015 (Rumored)|
|Neelam Gill||2015 (Rumored)|
Malik started dating The X Factor fellow finalist Geneva Lane in 2010 but their short romance didn’t end well. Despite a six-year age gap, he dated X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson for 4 months in 2011. The relationship ended with Rebbecca calling their relationship ‘life-changing’ to OK! outlet.
Zayn briefly was linked to Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis. However, they ended their brief romance five months later. The same year, Zayn’s romantic relationship with Perrie Edwards started in 2011, ending up engaged in August 2013. They split after Malik left One Direction in 2015.
Shortly after the breakup, Malik was rumored to be dating a PR girl from Los Angeles, later revealed as Carlyn Bryan. Zayn and Blueberry model Neelam Gill was rumored to be dating in 2015 after reports emerged that they had been spending time together.
Who is Zayn Malik Dating in 2021?
Zayn Malik has been dating American model Gigi Hadid since 2015. After ending their previous relationships, the pair shared a snap cuddling closely on Instagram. However, E! News reported that the couple ended their relationship after 7 months together. A source outlet said, “During her birthday they were fighting,” adding that the pair had “broken up and got back together a few times.”
By March 2018, ZiGi officially called it quits, with each sharing statements about the breakup on Twitter. Yet another sign that this couple was fully together?
Hadid came to Malik’s defense after YouTube star Jake Paul tweeted the following about Malik: “almost had to clap up zane [sic] from 1 direction because he is a little guy and has an attitude and basically told me to f–k off for no reason when I was being nice to him…zane [sic] ik you’re reading this…stop being angry cause u came home alone to ur big ass hotel room hahaha.”
Hadid responded: “Lol cause he doesn’t care to hang w you and your embarrassing crew of YouTube groupies…? Home alone with his best friends like a respectful king cause he has me, sweetie. Unbothered by your irrelevant ugly ass. Go to bed…”
Gig Hadid Pregnancy News
By the end of April 2020, Hadid confirmed the pregnancy news herself on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “Obviously, you know, we wish we could’ve announced it on our own terms, but we’re very excited and happy and grateful for everyone’s well wishes and… Especially during this time, it’s a nice silver lining to be able to be home and together and really experience it.”
Zayn Malik & Gig Hadid Reveals Daughter Name
On September 24, 2020, Zayn Malik and Hadid broke the news of their daughter’s birth after Malik sharing the news on Twitter.
Hadid posted alongside a photo of Malik’s hand holding on to their baby’s on Instagram: “Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world. So in love🥺💕”.
The couple revealed their daughter’s name after Gigi changed her Instagram bio to “Khai’s mom” on Thursday – four months after their baby was born. Gigi Hadid also posted a photo of herself kissing Khai on the cheek on Thursday: “My girl. 4 months & THE BEST KID”.
The couple has not confirmed the meaning behind the name. However, in the Arabic language, the word Khai means ‘the crowned one’ or ‘royalty’.
|Ex-Wife (Engagement)||Perrie Edwards (August 2013 – August 2015)|
|New Girlfriend||Gigi Hadid (2015 – Present)|
10 Facts Only Zayn Malik Fans Know
- His full name is Zain Javadd Malik
- Malik in Arabic means ‘king’ or ‘chieftain’
- “Zayn” with a “y” is actually his stage name, which means ‘beautiful’ in Arabic
- He designed most of his tattoos himself
- Zayn’s all-time favorite song is Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”
- Zayn can’t swim and is scared of open water
- The pop star has said he no longer considers himself a Muslim
- Zayn considers intelligence as the most important thing he looks for in a girl
- Zayn’s three favorite subjects at school were English, art and drama
- Zayn says the craziest thing he’s ever seen a fan do is hiding in a bin to avoid security