Zayn was born in West Lane, Baildon, Bradford, England to British Pakistani father Yasser Malik and English mother Patricia. He has one older sister, Doniya, and two younger sisters, Waliyha and Safaa. Zayn grew up in East Bowling, located south of the Bradford city centre. He was a pupil at Lower Fields Primary School in East Bowling and went to Tong High School, a state comprehensive school.
Zayn is the vain one in the band, in the judges house he spent most of his time gazing at his own reflection! He is one of the loudest in the band, second to Louis Tomlinson.
Music Career Edit
In 2010, at years old, Zayn auditioned in Manchester for the seventh series of The X Factor.
Zayn during his X Factor audition. He sang "You Should Let Me Love You". All three judges present — Simon, Louis, and Nicole — gave him a yes. His audition was initially not broadcasted, but was shown after the series ended on The Xtra Factor. He was noted for becoming nervous in bootcamp, and when he was told he had to dance, he decided to remain backstage, effectively running the risk of elimination. Simon noticed Zayn missing from the dance routine and went backstage and convinced him to return.
Following The X Factor, One Direction signed a record contract with Sony Music subsidiary Syco Music. They released their studio album, Up All Night.