Former member of One Direction, the English boyband whose platinum-selling album Live While We're Young topped international charts. He left the band in March 2015 and released his debut album Mind of Mine, featuring the single "Pillowtalk," in March 2016.
He tried out for the X Factor as a solo artist, but did not make the show, and was later added to One Direction by Simon Cowell.
2012 was a good year for his band, as they won three MTV Video Music Awards that September.
His parents, Yaser and Trisha Malik, raised him alongside his sisters, Doniya, Safaa and Waliyha. He dated X Factor contestant Rebecca Ferguson in 2010 and he was engaged to Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards for about two years until they split in August 2015. He then began a relationship with model Gigi Hadid.