Zayn was born January 12, 1993. He was born in West Lane, Baildon, Bradford, England. Zayn favorite color is black. His parents are Yaser Malik and Patricia. He has one older sister, Doniya, and two younger sisters, Waliyha and Safaa. He and his family are Muslim, Zayn grew up in East Bowling, in south of the Bradford city centre. In 2010, when he was 17 years old, Zayn auditioned in Manchester for the seventh series of The X Factor.