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.
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 two years until they split in August 2015. In 2016, he began a relationship with model Gigi Hadid; they briefly broke up in March of 2018 before getting back together a month later.