Zain Javadd Malik   was born on 12 January 1993  in Bradford , West Yorkshire , England.   His father, Yaser Malik, is British Pakistani , and his mother, Tricia Brannan Malik, is English , and of part Irish descent. His mother converted to Islam upon marriage.    He has one older sister, Doniya, and two younger sisters, Waliyha and Safaa.   He was raised in a working class family,  and grew up in a working-class neighbourhood.