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Malala Yousafzai Biography

Malala Yousafzai Biography

Full Name:  Malala Yousafzai

Nick Name: Malala

Date of Birth: July 12, 1997 ( Age 21 years )

Place of Birth: Mingora, Swat ,kpk

Citizenship: Pakistani

Residence: Birmingham, England, UK

Religion: Islam


  • Edgbaston High School for Girls (2013–2017)
  • Khushal Public School (2012)
  • Lady Margaret Hall
  • Oxford


Occupation: Activist for female education




Father Name: Ziauddin Yousafzai

Mother Name: Toor Pekai Yousafzai

Siblings: Khushal Yousafzai, Atal Yousafzai


Interesting Facts (biography) about Malala Yousafzai

  • Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani who at the age of 17, became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize after surviving an assassination attempt by the Taliban.
  • At Malala Yousafzai’s 2013 speech at the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pronounced July 12th – Yousafzai’s birthday – ‘Malala Day’ in honor of the young leader’s activism to ensure education for all children.
  • Her family is Sunni Muslim of Pashtun ethnicity.
  • Her last name, Yousafzai, is that of a large Pashtun tribal confederation that is predominant in Pakistan’s Swat Valley, where she grew up.
  • At her house in Mingora, she lived with her two younger brothers, Khushal and Atal, her parents, Ziauddin and Toor Pekai, and two pet chickens.
  • Her father who is a poet, school owner, and an educational activist.
  • She aspired to become a doctor, but later, her father encouraged her to become a politician instead.
  • Malala’s best quote is “I tell my story not because it is unique, but because it is the story of many girls.”


  • International Children’s Peace Prize (nominee)
  • National Youth Peace Prize
  • Anne Frank Award for Moral Courage
  • Sitara-e-Shujaat, Pakistan’s third-highest civilian bravery award
  • Foreign Policy magazine top 100 global thinker
  • Time magazine Person of the Year shortlist for 2012
  • Mother Teresa Awards for Social Justice
  • Rome Prize for Peace and Humanitarian Action
  • Top Name in Annual Survey of Global English in 2012
  • Simone de Beauvoir Prize and more

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