50 Fun Facts About Zayn Malik

Written by: Luke Ward
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Last updated: March 22, 2021

Zayn Malik from One Direction had never been on a plane before X-Factor, which makes sense as he's terrified of heights!

Zayn Malik Facts

If you’re a fan of Zayn Malik – the former member of the popular British boy-band One Direction, check out these top fifty fun facts & see how many you don’t know!

Zayn Malik was a member in the popular British Band One Direction.

His middle name is Javadd.

Zayn is 28 years old. He was born on January 12, 1993, at Saint Luke’s hospital in Bradford, England

His star sign is Capricorn.

Zayn’s name is originally spelled ‘Zain’, however, he prefers ‘Zayn’.

‘Zayn’ means ‘Beautiful’ in Arabic.

Zayn is a Muslim.

His shoe size is 8½.

Zayn first appeared on X Factor as a solo artist.

Originally, he applied to be on the 2009 series of X-Factor, however, he pulled out before the auditions started.

On March 25, 2015, Zayn announced that he was going to leave One Direction.

In January 2016, Zayn released his first solo track Pillowtalk, from his debut solo studio album Mind of Mine.

Zayn has both his ears pierced.

His father is from Pakistan.

He has light brown eyes.

Zayn has one older sister and two younger sisters called Doniya, Waliyha, and Safaa.

Zayn’s first kiss was at age 10, with a girl called Sophie Kirk.

Pillowtalk debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, with 112,497 sales and over 4.972 million streams for the first week.

Zayn said his perfect day would be relaxing at home with his family.

Zayn suffers from acrophobia, which is the fear of heights.

Before X Factor, Zayn had never been on a plane.

Zayn’s X Factor serial number was #165616.

He can play the triangle.

Zayn is a cat lover, his favorite animal is a lion.

He has a pet dog called Boris and two cats called Rolo and Tom.

Zayn had two other cats when he was younger, called Lolo and Lily.

He likes intelligent girls.

His favorite food is chicken.

Zayn is a smoker.

One of his hobbies is drawing.

In Arabic, Malik means ‘king’ or ‘chieftain’.

He can’t swim as he never had lessons when he was younger.

One of the most bizarre things Zayn has seen a fan do was hiding in a bin to avoid being seen by security.

In 2009 Zayn set a world record for the highest ever sugar cube tower!

His favorite Pokémon is Oshawott.

If you meet him and give him your Twitter name, he will follow you.

Whilst filming for Comic Relief in Ghana, Zayn broke down in tears.

He ripped his boxers once, and a fan told him.

Zayn held Harry’s hand when Harry his first tattoo.

He is scared of the dark!

In April 2012, Malik got a new tattoo on his left collarbone which translates to “be true to who you are.”

Zayn didn’t have a passport before he was on X-Factor.

His favorite shark is a hammerhead!

He always brushes his teeth before going on stage.

On July 3, 2012, Malik bought a Bentley Continental GT, which cost £32,000!

Zayn has a six-pack abs.

He supports the Manchester United football team.

Zayn loves the Harry Potter books.

Micheal Jackson’s, “Thriller” is Zayn’s favorite song.

His official Twitter profile is @ZaynMalik.

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  1. Alexis October 15, 2019

    Zayn is no longer a Muslim. You have to fix it.

  2. Zoha May 6, 2019

    Zayn is the best singer in the world… I hadn’t see anyone lyk him..Z♡Z

  3. Addison S September 15, 2017

    Damn I knew he looked middle eastern! Hottt!!

  4. Sabrina Tomlinson April 9, 2015

    I miss Zayn

  5. Sumayah Mohammedhaids April 6, 2015

    Your not the real one

  6. Jasmin Robert March 5, 2015

    Zayn Malik will be more great in his life by God’s blessing

  7. Claire March 2, 2015

    Lol. “Zayn is a Muslim.”
    Who didn’t know that?

  8. Katrina January 4, 2015

    zane is hot and I love him so much

    1. Ari February 2, 2015

      Damn if you love him so much at least spell his name right

    2. Arely January 4, 2015

      Of course he is but that’s not how you spell zane it’s Zayn

      1. Sumayah Mohammedhaids April 6, 2015

        Or Zain

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