Zayn Malik

by ethnic on January 25, 2012

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Birth Name: Zain Javadd Malik

Place of Birth: Bradford, Yorkshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 12 January, 1993

*Pakistani (father)
*English, some Irish, distant Welsh (mother)

Zayn Malik is a British singer and songwriter, also credited simply as Zayn. He was previously a member of the boy band One Direction, along with Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson.

His father is Pakistani, and his mother is of English, some Irish, and distant Welsh, descent. His father was born a Muslim and his mother converted to Islam; Zayn was raised Muslim.

Zayn’s maternal grandfather was Walter Brannan (the son of Thomas Brannan and Florence Lauretta Boldy). Walter was born in Bradford, Yorkshire.

Zayn’s maternal grandmother was Jean Ruberry (the daughter of Cyril Ruberry and Hilda Bairstow). Jean was born in Bradford, Yorkshire. Cyril was the son of John William Rubery and Lily Bromley. Hilda was the daughter of Joseph Bairstow and Mary Ann “Polly” Chippendale.

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Sources: Genealogies of Zayn Malik (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Birth record of Zayn’s paternal great-grandmother, Florence Lauretta Boldy –

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Adamina September 10, 2016 at 3:24 pm

When I first saw him on X-factor I thought he knew he was desi but I didn’t think he would be half white. His Pakistani genes are strong

Adamina September 10, 2016 at 3:25 pm

*I knew he was desi

F**k typos

neiltennant August 29, 2016 at 8:55 am
andrew June 25, 2016 at 6:22 pm
APC June 2, 2016 at 2:36 pm

He looks very Irish.

neiltennant June 29, 2016 at 3:52 am

no he does not

musicfangirl August 29, 2016 at 8:50 am

he looks kinda like Colin Farrell who is an Irish actor

neiltennant August 29, 2016 at 8:54 am

come on

Collin Farrell has an unusual look. He looks meditarranian and not typical irish

Pegzi June 1, 2016 at 2:22 pm

“Correction” His mother is half Irish and half English. So it should be 50% pakistani, 25% Irish and 25% English

follers June 1, 2016 at 3:34 pm

I think his mother is of less than half Irish ancestry.

xteena May 15, 2016 at 3:41 am

I love to be fucked by Pakistani guys

caligurl2 April 18, 2016 at 7:55 am

The only good looking member of One Direction. As usual the best looking guys in British boy bands are always not British or mixed lol. Same with the models they’re always mixed or don’t look typical British haha.

Adrian1Cram February 12, 2016 at 10:05 pm

From what I recall he’s dating a supermodel.

Manila February 2, 2016 at 11:12 pm

Cyril was the son of John William Rubery and Lily Bromley. Lily’s paternal grandmother, Sarah Ann Furlong, was born in Bristol, England, to Welsh immigrants Thomas Furlong, of Cosheston, and Mary Waters, of Llanover.

Manila February 2, 2016 at 11:21 pm

His Welsh ancestry is not yet sure. I have to verify it. I got these from family tree.

Manila February 2, 2016 at 12:09 am

CORRECTION: Florence Loretta Boldy -> Florence Lauretta Boldy

Pegzi December 31, 2015 at 8:38 am

His mother was half Irish and half English making him quarter English and quarter Irish.

gel February 2, 2016 at 10:21 am
caligurl2 April 18, 2016 at 7:58 am

LOL what a laugh, this guy looks like no one from the Isles. Most Irish people aren’t dark they’re pasty on average who get sunburnt almost always.

musicfangirl September 30, 2015 at 8:05 pm

He looks like young Stalin who was Georgian

legez August 29, 2015 at 7:09 am

he look like a Arab

Wolfman August 29, 2015 at 7:54 am

Really? He’s half Punjabi and from the same caste as me and Nikki Haley. Plus he looks a lot like my dad when he was younger.

sparkles180 August 11, 2015 at 12:37 pm

He’s so hot!!

neiltennant August 20, 2015 at 9:03 am

he is hot really

cwm85 August 20, 2015 at 9:30 am

Neil are you a man or woman?

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 11:32 pm

He is cute. He just needs a bigger forehead. :/

neiltennant July 12, 2015 at 5:00 pm

oh my god I’m shocked and i will never again be on this site

i had seen the picture of the ugly right wing DEBBIE SCHLÜSSEL and I’m not the same anymore :-((

neiltennant July 12, 2015 at 4:58 pm

normally i do not prefer pakistani or indian guys(although they could be mixed) but he is rather hot :-))

cwm85 August 19, 2015 at 11:54 am

Are you a man or woman?

sparkles180 August 20, 2015 at 1:21 am

Race shouldn’t matter when it comes to dating because your dating the person not their racial background. Attractiveness and personality is what counts.

Capricious April 2, 2015 at 7:29 pm

He could pass as Lebanese or even a light brown Pakistani.

He’s so good looking btw.

shobohunter January 15, 2015 at 6:16 am

He looks Indian, but indian of a certain part of certain cast/class of ethnicity or sub-ethnicity group within that 2% tiny population of Indian Punjabis. Considering India is much bigger country it has 1.5 billion people 2% is may looks big in number is still a comparably tiny population in India.

shobohunter January 14, 2015 at 8:19 pm

To @Andrew Wrong Its only India and Pakistan that were separated not Bangladesh Bangladesh was separated from Pakistan much later afterwards. Punjabi is a state not ethnicity and its have more ethnicities within. 2% Punjabis are not 42% so its largely Indian and Pakistani are different Example there are more Punjabi living in India in number (but not in percentage) then Pakistan but in percentage India only have 2% Punjabi while Pakistan it 42% Punjabi So indian predominantly are not Punjabi even though it have more Punjabi in number but not in % Indian Punjabi and pakistan Punjabi share same ethnicities but Pakistan have slightly Afghan,Turkish, Roman, mongolia influenced in them and Certain ethnicities are only belongs to Pakistan ( i.e. pashtun etc) and same for India (i.e. Tamils)

zahid May 5, 2015 at 11:12 am

Very few Pakistani have turkish roman blood less then 00.1 percent and Pashto’s can be found in india so can Tamils in Pakistan both country’s less then hundred years ago were same country so it would make sense

Check7t September 3, 2014 at 7:50 am

Could pass as a Southern European who looks Arab.

chris91 August 20, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Of course the only brown one from one direction got with the only blonde white girl from little mix. So typical.

J.J. September 18, 2014 at 7:43 pm

they’re both the most attractive people from their bands

Capricious April 2, 2015 at 7:29 pm
shobohunter April 3, 2015 at 5:06 am

he was raise muslim and currently is muslim because on twitter he twitted/recited islamic shahada the declaration of faith.. yes he belongs to religion of peace….

SEEXYPUREBLOODLATINA July 5, 2014 at 8:50 pm

Very very arab looking. Not my taste but decent looking.

shobohunter August 14, 2014 at 6:33 am


(Very very arab looking. Not my taste but decent

we dont giva a flying f….. about your taste
he is not Arab. Pakistan is in south Asia…

shobohunter June 5, 2014 at 1:08 am

there have 100 honor killing in last few month.. in India u can Google and read the horrifying story.

raped is a daliy occurrns in Hindu India.
btw we are not talking about religion. tomorrow
two sister have raped and lynch in India. Google it.

andrew June 5, 2014 at 3:10 am

no google, we know from tv everyday

shobohunter June 5, 2014 at 1:04 am

there have 100 honor killing in last few month.. in India u can Google and read the horrifying story.

raped is a daliy occurring in Hindu India.
btw we are not talking about religion.

shobohunter June 5, 2014 at 1:03 am

there have 100 honor killing in last few month.. in India u can Google and read the horrifying story.

raped is a daliy occurring in Hindu India.

shobohunter June 5, 2014 at 12:20 am


we are not talking about honor killing. trust me
it mostly happen in hindus and Sikh community more. often there is a thing called honor raped in hindu cast system. you problem never heard about it.
but your American shit media dont give it so much as hype as Muslim country. the first news for honor killing was when us solder marriage a arab girl and she told that she would be killed in name of honor.

the second one was In Pakistan. cnn sensationalist reports must have made connection and make it a Islamic thng.. it happen
in the rural villages part in Pakistan the pakistani who still believe in Hindu cast system. the are less Islamic and still believes in a their Punjabi cast system. I am guessing

it like a social meme for all you ignorant American.

the Hindu cast was originate form skin color. dont believes you fuckers don’t believes those Hindu apologist propagandist. who hide their religious dogma.
even if this was not about skin color the still dont believes in quality.
I know my shit.dont fuck with me..

Capricious April 2, 2015 at 7:31 pm

Typical friendly post from the “religion of peace”…


shobohunter April 3, 2015 at 4:48 am

i am a atheist you stupid.. read the full context of the discussion before posting your snarky, knee-jerk witty reaction you stupid beep.. it is fully justified for me what the muslim or brown ppl are doing with you…. read ABU GHRAIB TORTURE AND THE PRISON ABUSE… your christianity is a dark eurocentric/ euro-pegan racist imperialist regressive sexist hypocritical ethnic cleansing neo-fascist hideaways neo- roman empire capitalist chilldern molesting/mutilating homophobic cult and a poor excuse for religion

roman2886 June 4, 2014 at 4:45 pm

I have a similar mix minus the Pakistani i have English Irish and Filipino ancestry but i also have Scottish and Welsh ancestry my ethnic background is mostly English Irish Scottish Welsh and Filipino but i have other nationalities running through my veins i have 13.

shobohunter April 14, 2014 at 4:24 am

why those African Christian and African American having ” PROBLEM” ..
IT didn’t occurred to you that they ( muzzle muslimm) having problem due to economic and cultural reason. rather then religion…
what is having problem to do with racism or cultural backwardness??
those us media. most of them are racist
corporate funded propagandist spouting bs
so called news outlet. full of shit they portray Palestinian as violent stupid racist. and al those negative adjective can support there imagery. since you are so agent racism why dont you challenges your believes
which is injected by thos Israeli supporter. white Zionists.. thos musslim are victim of racism rather then culprit of it..

shobohunter April 14, 2014 at 3:34 am

btw I am atheist ..
Zain Javadd Malik look pakistani. that how a Pakistani looklike.. those Sharp feature look pakistani Muslim Punjab rajput. he has beards like many Pakistani Punjabi.

shobohunter April 14, 2014 at 3:29 am

retardz fucktards.
obviously there’s are racist Muslim. I have experience racism. white Bosnian who called me some thing. and arab who are racist toward south Asian. they hate south Asian more than blacks. having said that
Islam is the only religion who considered black as human
so many low cast untouchables Hindu who converted in Islam.
from racist Hinduism.
dont give me those nit pick bias American news source. I dont give a fuck. only us media are the racist.

let’s not compare racist Muslim with white Christian institutionalised racism.
why so many white church. black church Latino church.
not only
Christianity is white religion but those conservative are openly racist.
Christianity is in consciousness of white supremacy.
kkk use cross to kill black people . Nazi were Christian. go to Stormfront and see for yourself thos nazi basterd hate Muslim and black Latinos..

shobohunter April 13, 2014 at 10:07 pm

no he look more Pakistani more then mixed or white. .. I know mixed Pakistani they who look mixed or white…
bay his name Malik. I can tell which part of Pakistan (Punjab) he is from.. Pakistan have people from multiple ethnicity .. there are Chinese looking Pakistani. n dark skin. different cast clen. jatt. rajput. gujjer.
Hazara people ..Balochistan..
his name is Malik dont confused with the arab maalik.
Malik is Pakistan Punjabi original surname mostly refer to rajpoot. worries cast. or the ruling cast. people.
he is a Muslim Punjabi rajput. mostly the Muslim dont giva a Shit about cast. cast system is Hindu concept. its
based on skin color. only hindu Punjabi bother about it. since Islam is about equality. there is no cast race superior in Islam.
most likely of the Pakistan is mixed country.
but you can detect ethnicity with surnames or regional territory base surname.

since you never seen a light skin Pakistani.
Google-‘ Pakistani light skin model.
Abdullah ejaz
Abdul mannan

fuzzybear44 April 14, 2014 at 2:39 am


(mostly the Muslim dont giva a Shit about cast. cast system is Hindu concept. its
based on skin color. only hindu Punjabi bother about it. since Islam is about equality. there is no cast race superior in Islam.)

If what you said was true,then why are all these Muslims having problem:

After reading these articles,I don’t see how you can say things aren’t base on skin color in the arab world.Unless you’re one of the light ones,then of course these issue wouldn’t affect you.

(You say there is no cast race superior in Islam)

well in theory that’s supposed to be true,but as you can see people do what they want

Katz May 19, 2014 at 5:30 pm

To add to what fuzzybear said, while the concept of untouchability is horrible regardless of it’s basis, caste is not based on skin color, but ancestral occupation. There are thousands of lower castes of pale complexion in the North of India, and upper castes of pitch black complexion in the South.

Even in Pakistan, you hear about honor killings over caste-based issues.

shobohunter January 14, 2015 at 8:01 pm

Although Hinduism is a ethno-culture based religious identity but you’ll see cast system in hindu scripture. Indian and Pakistani share the same culture. you wouldn’t see caste based honor killing in Malaysia or other non-south Asian Muslim countries.
Indian (hindu Sikh) honor killing is always ignored by western media I can recall CNN doing a report about khap punchyath honors killing in some village in pakistan with mostly happen in India.

shobohunter January 14, 2015 at 8:17 pm

Google dalit untouchable men killed for performing pooja or entering temple You wouldn’t see that happening in Pakistan

shobohunter January 14, 2015 at 8:37 pm

the link and story have nothing to with cast system..

shobohunter January 14, 2015 at 8:12 pm

So genius how can you pinpoint Islam for being racist when people are racist all over the world. Its one of the least racist among all. I was talking about institutionalize racism. Why you have so many black Latino and white churches. Anyone who bleats on about Islamic racism or slavery in Arab world (Arab racism) all day n every day and ignores Christianity and its racist history in a very Christian countries in a very Christian time period, should be questioned for his hypocrisy

shobohunter April 3, 2014 at 12:24 am

why do those black and white people are commending
seriously are you going to us about which ethnicity doesn we belongs to or how we look.
he look 100% pakistani. evan I know more white looking Pakistan then him..

Me myself and I January 14, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Are you crazy? He looks exactly what he is, half white half brown. Or half English, half Pakistani – whatever you prefer. This is what 100% Pakistanis look like:

shobohunter January 30, 2015 at 1:40 pm

still not two far from your average “light skinned” Pakistani

considering that pak have more variety.
I can show you Chinese (Asian) looking (hazara) people.. but that no use for stubborn low iq’ed
you’re just another dumb ill-informed American and please learn few things before throwing you’re two cents he doesn’t look two white here are more “white looking” pure pakistani model

And then

And then, on other hand you claimed that
will Smith is your average West African niggro Descent

shobohunter April 2, 2014 at 10:28 pm

he look 100% pakistani

ihatemostpeople February 19, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Mixed race men are sexy af.

andrew February 28, 2014 at 2:18 pm

mixed race? uhmmm

andrew February 28, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Pakistani are “darker” than English but anthropogically they’re Caucasian

ihatemostpeople February 28, 2014 at 6:45 pm

He’s still mixed!!!!! A Pakistani is not considered white in America. They look totally different from a white person. SO YES, I consider him mixed. He looks exotic, not white.

ihatemostpeople February 28, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Wtf why is my comment awaiting moderation????

ihatemostpeople February 28, 2014 at 6:46 pm

[email protected] people are not considered white in the USA. They look entirely different from a white person. I consider him mixed.

ihatemostpeople February 28, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Ok screw it. I tried writing it in different ways and it still says it’s awaiting moderation. It’s not even bad, wtf?

scott March 7, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Pakistanis arent caucasian, on US census its only European, middle eastern and hispanic etc who are caucasian. South asians are in a different category. white is different from caucasian anyway so even if pakistanis were he would still be mixed race.

Al March 8, 2014 at 1:02 am

Actually, Hispanics aren’t necessarily considered White either. On most forms today, even if there isn’t a box INITIALLY available to indicate if you’re Latino/Hispanic, there is usually a box later on that asks you to check it if you’re of Hispanic origin. So in other words, if you’re Hispanic, you can initially check the box as White, or Black, or any other race for that matter, but you’ll also find yourself checking a separate box later on that asks if you’re Hispanic.

Frankly, I live in L.A. county where the population is 2/3 Hispanic, and most Hispanics don’t look White or Black. They can be best classified as a “Brown” race.

andrew March 8, 2014 at 4:33 pm

quote from wiki “Pakistan is in essence a multi-ethnic and multilingual state, its people are predominantly Indo-European, mainly Indo-Aryan and Iranian both ethnically and linguistically”

ssempre March 29, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Why are hispanics caucasian? Hispanics/latinos are from Latin America, which is not even on the same side of the planet as the caucasus region! I know that most latinos are mestizo but we are almost never considered white!

Me myself and I January 14, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Um, do you have any history knowledge? It is called Latin America because the majority of the people there came from Latin Europe (Spain, Italy, Portugal, France), so those that didn’t mix with the Native Americans are obviously Spanish, French, Italian or Portuguese Southern American aka white. Those who did, are half white, half NA aka Mestizo. And no, actually the majority of the Hispanic population is white. Check your information before you say anything. Hispanics aren’t just Mexicans.
Also, Caucasian is the term for anyone from Europe, Middle East, and Northern Africa. So whites are Caucasian. Like eastern Asians are Mongoloid and Africans Negroid.

ssempre March 29, 2014 at 10:13 pm

White people are not caucasian. Caucasians are people from the caucasus region, Georgia and Armenia.

shobohunter April 2, 2014 at 10:26 pm

for average American pakistan are middle eastern.
Caucasian is racial classification. it mostly reference to white people in us..
Pakistan are Caucasian. allso.
why so many black and white people. fighting for his race. specially black. people…

Katz April 4, 2014 at 3:47 pm

The average American may think Pakistanis are Middle Eastern, but they aren’t. They’re South Asian.

And I’ve never seen black or white people try to claim Zayn (even though he’s as much white as he is Pakistani.) What’s with the attack on black people?

neiltennant February 18, 2014 at 4:53 pm

he looks hot

dovovik January 22, 2014 at 11:42 am

I think he is a bit irish mom as well

What Even December 28, 2013 at 8:26 pm

This isn’t 2010, get a new picture.

ethnic December 28, 2013 at 9:51 pm

done! Rocking a nice beard too

scott December 28, 2013 at 10:19 pm
love1567 December 26, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Zayn’s sister confirmed on twitter that they are Punjabi Pakistani.

follers December 26, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Do you have the link?

Orangeninjaturtle December 23, 2013 at 10:03 pm

It’s Zain, not Zayn.

The Beautiful Ones December 9, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Zayn is so hot!

Khan November 21, 2013 at 1:14 am

his ethnicity is “Punjabi” not Pakistani , Pakistani is a nationality not an ethnicity . This correction needs to be made

follers November 21, 2013 at 1:20 am

How do you know he is of Punjabi descent?

notional December 9, 2013 at 8:34 pm

They use nationalities as ethnicities on this site

J.J. October 16, 2013 at 3:17 am

correction; his eyes are hazel (light brown) and his hair is virtually black (noirette) I think it should be listed

notional October 29, 2013 at 10:59 am

Why do you keep calling Hazel light brown? Hazel is a Brownish Green colour, it’s mixture of Green and Brown, not light brown.

Here’s an example of Hazel coloured eyes

Me myself and I January 14, 2015 at 2:35 pm
BreezyB August 15, 2013 at 6:14 am

I thought he was 100% Pakistani because of his appearance, I mean there are more Caucasian looking Pakistanis like Imran Khan.

notional October 29, 2013 at 1:47 pm

He definitely doesn’t look full Pakistani, he actually looks way more white than he does Pakistani, he has pale skin and white features

And what are you talking about? Amir Khan looks full Pakistani

ihatemostpeople February 15, 2014 at 7:44 pm

He could pass for full Pakistani.

theropod June 24, 2013 at 3:08 am

Somebody put this sexy thing a photo….

I thought he was a light skinned Indian btw.

BreezyB August 15, 2013 at 6:12 am

No, he’s not Indian, he doesn’t even look remotely Indian, he actually looks like a medium toned Pakistani because I’ve seen Pakistanis lighter than him.

Katz August 16, 2013 at 10:30 am

There are also Indians who are lighter than him. Many North Indians and Pakistanis are from the same ethnic group. It was the same nation not too long ago.

I also thought he was full Pakistani.

BreezyB August 31, 2013 at 9:07 am

Really?Same ethnic group?

Eastern Pakistanis(Punjabis) might resemble Indian Punjabis, but Punjabis make up 42% of Pakistan’s population compared to only 2% of India’s population.

Pakistan also has many Pashtuns(the most in the world),Baluchis,Kashmiris and Sindhis as well as some North Indian immigrants.

Pashtuns are the second largest ethnic group in Pakistan, and India barely has any so I don’t think all North Indians resemble Pakistanis, except Kashmiris but they aren’t even Indian

andrew August 31, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Pakistan (and Bangladesh) were separated from India because of religion.They are predominant Muslim while in India the main religion is Hinduism. Pakistan and India share some ethnic groups. If Punjabis are just 2% of all Indians it means they are a lot coz Indians are 1,210,193,422 the last Census says

Blah December 4, 2013 at 12:13 pm

That is an ignorant comment. Not every indian will be dark/brown. There are some that are light. For example i am punjab indian and i am as light as they get.
I get mistaken for half white half hispanic. And there are tons of indians my skin color/look in North India. Zayn could pass as a punjab indian but if his father is a pakistani then let them be.

Hope Moretti September 27, 2012 at 1:41 am

he’s hansome<3 love him

Katz April 25, 2012 at 4:32 pm

His mother is half Irish and half English.

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