7 Unknown & Surprising Facts about your favorite ZAYN

1. “Zayn's full name is Zain Javadd Malik. He was born on January 12, 1993, in Bradford, England

2. Before auditioning for "The X Factor," Zayn was studying English language, English literature, and performing arts in school

3. In 2011, Zayn was involved in a charity single called "Do They Know It's Christmas?" with other artists, including Ed Sheeran and One Direction bandmate Harry Styles

4. Zayn has released three solo albums since leaving One Direction in 2015: "Mind of Mine," "Icarus Falls," and "Nobody is Listening."

5. He is a big fan of comic books and has a tattoo of "The Joker" on his arm.

6.  Zayn has a fear of heights and is also claustrophobic.

7. He has a daughter named Khai with his girlfriend, model Gigi Hadid. The couple welcomed their first child together in September 2020.