Zayn Malik

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Malik in 2013, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Zain Javadd Malik

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

Date of Birth: 12 January, 1993

*father – Pakistani [Punjabi]
*mother – English, some Irish, distant Welsh

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

His father is Pakistani, from Jhelum, Punjab. 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. He speaks Urdu.

Zayn has a daughter with his former partner, American model and television personality Gigi Hadid.

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

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

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

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

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Malik in 2010, photo by Prphotos


Curious about ethnicity

101 Responses

  1. munnabengali says:

    Another white lady was converted by a Pakistani but Zayn became atheist, that’s karma…

  2. suburbanwinemom2020 says:

    I suggest changing his ethnicity to:
    *father – Punjabi
    *mother – English, some Irish, distant Welsh

    His father is from Jhelum, Punjab.

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