29 Facts About Zain Javadd Malik

1. In 2012, Zayn Zain Javadd Malik started dating Perrie Edwards, and they were engaged in 2013 but ended it in 2015.

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2. At the age of twelve, Zayn Zain Javadd Malik took an interest in appearance, which led him to join the performing arts courses.

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3. Zain Javadd Malik spent his childhood in East Bowling, which is located in South of Bradford.

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4. Zain Javadd Malik has three sisters, Doniya being the eldest and Waliyha and Safaa being the youngest.

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5. In 2010, 17-year-old Zain Javadd Malik auditioned in Manchester for the seventh series of reality-television competition The X Factor.

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6. Zain Javadd Malik is an official ambassador of the British Asian Trust charity group, contributing to improving the lives of disadvantaged people living in South Asia.

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7. Zain Javadd Malik said that, prior to his music career, he had planned to pursue an academic degree in English or literature.

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8. Zain Javadd Malik has since avoided publicly expressing political views.

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9. Zain Javadd Malik speaks English and Urdu, and can read Arabic.

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10. Zain Javadd Malik generally prefers not to discuss religious topics in public.

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11. Zain Javadd Malik began dating American model Gigi Hadid in late 2015.

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12. Zain Javadd Malik began dating singer Perrie Edwards of Little Mix in early 2012; they got engaged in 2013.

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13. Zain Javadd Malik typically saved his words for the songs, not for media soundbytes.

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14. Zain Javadd Malik got his maternal grandfather's name inked in Arabic: والتر.

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15. Zain Javadd Malik was known as the "Bradford Bad Boy" of One Direction, due to his mischievous behaviour, scandals, many tattoos, graffiti art, and rock star hairstyles.

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16. Zain Javadd Malik mostly inhabited a silvery, full-bodied tenor, similar to but more sharp and precise than Harry Styles' smoky warble", asserting that his departure would leave "a void of vocal agility".

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17. In September 2018, Zain Javadd Malik designed a backpack line for the Kooples.

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18. In 2016, Zain Javadd Malik made his debut on The Business of Fashion's annual BoF500 index, which profiles the most influential people in fashion.

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19. Zain Javadd Malik released his second studio album called Icarus Falls on 14 December 2018.

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20. On 2 August 2018, Zain Javadd Malik released another track for his second solo album titled, "Too Much" featuring Timbaland.

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21. In July 2016, "Cruel", which features Zain Javadd Malik, was released by British production team Snakehips.

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22. In March 2015, Zain Javadd Malik was seen at a London recording studio with producer Naughty Boy.

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23. Zain Javadd Malik quit the band on 25 March 2015, citing his desire to live as a "normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight", after signing off from the band's On the Road Again Tour for an indefinite period six days prior due to stress.

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24. Zain Javadd 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, the boy band that would become known as One Direction.

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25. In 2010, 17-year-old Zain Javadd Malik auditioned in Manchester for the seventh series of reality-television competition The X Factor, but he actually started entertaining five years before.

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26. Zain Javadd Malik starting writing raps when he was at school, and sang on stage for the first time when singer Jay Sean visited his school.

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27. Zain Javadd Malik was raised in a working class family and neighbourhood.

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28. Zain Javadd Malik has one older sister, Doniya, and two younger sisters, Waliyha and Safaa.

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29. Zain Javadd Malik left the group in March 2015 and subsequently signed a solo recording contract with RCA Records.

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