If Zayn is your favourite member of boy-band One Direction, read these top fifty fun facts about Zayn Malik and see how many you don’t know!

  1. Zayn Malik is a member in the popular British Band One Direction.
  2. His middle name is Javadd.
  3. He was born on 12th January 1993.
  4. His star sign is Capricorn.
  5. He was born in Saint Luke’s hospital in Bradford, England.
  6. Zayn’s name is originally spelt ‘Zain’, however he prefers ‘Zayn’.
  7. ‘Zayn’ means ‘Beautiful’ in Arabic.
  8. Zayn is a Muslim.
  9. His shoe size is 8½.
  10. Zayn first appeared on X Factor as a solo artist.
  11. Originally, he applied to be on the 2009 series of X Factor, however he pulled out before the auditions started.
  12. Zayn has both his ears pierced.
  13. His father is from Pakistan.
  14. He has light brown eyes.
  15. Zayn has one older sister and two younger sisters called Doniya, Waliyha and Safaa.
  16. Zayn’s first kiss was at age 10, with a girl called Sophie Kirk.
  17. He prefers his iPhone 5 to his BlackBerry.
  18. Zayn said his perfect day would be relaxing at home with his family.
  19. Zayn suffers from acrophobia, which is the fear of heights.
  20. Before X Factor, Zayn had never been on a plane.
  21. Zayn’s X Factor serial number was #165616.
  22. He can play the triangle.
  23. Zayn is a cat lover, his favourite animal is a lion.
  24. He has a pet dog called Boris and two cats called Rolo and Tom.
  25. Zayn had two other cats when he was younger, called Lolo and Lily.
  26. He likes intelligent girls.
  27. His favourite food is chicken.
  28. Zayn is a smoker.
  29. One of his hobbies is drawing.
  30. In Arabic, Malik means ‘king’ or ‘chieftain’.
  31. He can’t swim.
  32. One of the most bizarre things Zayn has seen a fan do, was hiding in a bin to avoid being seen by security.
  33. In 2009 Zayn set a world record for the highest ever sugar cube tower!
  34. His favourite Pokémon is Oshawott.
  35. If you meet him and give him your Twitter name, he will follow you.
  36. Whilst filming for Comic Relief in Ghana, Zayn broke down in tears.
  37. He ripped his boxers once, and a fan told him.
  38. Zayn held Harry’s hand when Harry his first tattoo.
  39. He is scared of the dark!
  40. In April 2012, Malik got a new tattoo on his left collarbone which translates to “be true to who you are.”
  41. Zayn didn’t have a passport before he was on X Factor.
  42. He says he wants to get married before he reaches the age of thirty.
  43. His favourite shark is a hammerhead!
  44. He always brushes his teeth before going on stage.
  45. On 3rd July 2012, Malik bought a Bentley Continental GT, which cost £32,000!
  46. Zayn has a six-pack abs.
  47. He supports Manchester United football team.
  48. Zayn loves the Harry Potter books.
  49. Micheal Jackson’s, “Thriller” is Zayn’s favourite song.
  50. His official Twitter profile is @ZaynMalik.

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Written By Luke Ward

Luke Ward is the founder of The Fact Site. He is professional blogger, with over five years experience. He enjoys writing about celebrities, film & TV. His latest achievement was graduating for BA (Hons) in Motion Graphics.