Malala Yousafzai Biography

Updated On Mar 28, 2019 Published On Dec 03, 2015
Facts of Malala Yousafzai
Date of Birth: 1997 , July-12
Birth Nation: Pakistan
Name Malala YousafzaiMalala Yousafzai
Father Ziauddin Yousafzai
Mother Toor Pekai Yousafzai
Nationality Pakistani
Birth Place/City Mingora, Pakistan
Ethnicity Asian
Profession Activist
Net Worth 1.87 million pounds
Hair Color Black
Education Khushal Public School (2012) Edgbaston High School (2013–2017) Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
Awards 2014 Nobel Peace Prize
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Youngest Nobel Peace Prize receiver, Malala Yousafzai is a female educational activist from Pakistan. She is renowned as human right advocacy, especially for woman and education. She raised her voice against the Taliban in Pakistan and demanded the girl’s education. She was shot in the head in 2012 by Taliban member but survived.

Malala Yousafzai Early Life, Family Details

Malala Yousafzai was born in Swat District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan to Tor Pekai Yousafzai and Ziauddin Yousafzai. She has two younger brothers; Atal Yousafzai and Khushal Yousafzai. She belongs to Pashtun ethnicity.

Malala's father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, who himself is an educational activist, poet, and school owner, motivated her to be a politician.

Activism & Taliban Attack

Malala started raising her voice about education rights in Peshawar's local club in September 2008 asking whole audiences "How dare the Taliban to take away my basic right to education?”

She then started writing as a BBC Blogger about Taliban Influence over her place and girls banned from school. In 2011, she won Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize and was also nominated for International Children's Peace Prize.

Due to her activity against the Taliban, the Taliban threatened her to her death. It was October 9, 2012, on the way to home from school, the Taliban bordered the bus and the gunman shot Malala on left head. But she survived successfully. She attended Khushal Public School till 2012.

She is now getting her higher education from Edgbaston High School in Birmingham, England. She has also written a book named I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, which was released in October 2013 she grew up in Sunni Muslim religion.

What is Malala Yousafzai Age?

As of 2019, Malala is 21 years of age; she was born on July 12, 1997.

Net Worth

Malala along with her father and mother owns a company based in London that is worth around 1.87 million pounds.

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Malala Yousafzai facts on timeline

Born in Pakistan

July 12 , 1997

Youngest Nobel Peace Prize receiver, Malala Yousafzai was born in Swat District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan to Tor Pekai Yousafzai and Ziauddin Yousafzai. She has two younger brothers; Atal Yousafzai and Khushal Yousafzai. She belongs to Pashtun ethnicity.

Started raising her vioce about Education Rights

2008

Malala's father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, who himself is an educational activist, poet and school owner, motivated her to be a politician. Malala started raising her voice about education rights in Peshawar's local club in September 2008 asking whole audiences "How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?”

Received Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize

2011

Malala Yousafzai starting as a BBC Blogger and wrote about Taliban Influence over her place and girls banned from school. In 2011, she won Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize, and was also nominated for International Children's Peace Prize.

Shot by a Taliban Gunman

October 9 , 2012

Due to her activity against Taliban, Taliban threatened her to her death. It was October 9, 2012 on the way to home from school, Taliban bordered the bus and the gunman shot Malala on left head. But she survived successfully. 

Started attending Edgbaston High School

2013

Malala attended Khushal Public School till 2012. After, she was shot by Taliban gunman and survived. She had no major brain damage. She is now getting her higher education from Edgbaston High School in Birmingham, England from March, 2013.

Published her Autobiography

2013

Malala Yousafzai has also written a book named I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, which was released in October 2013. She also gave speech at the United Nations in her sixteenth birthday in 2013.

Won Nobel Peace Prize

2014

Malala was nominated for second time for Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. She along with Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi received the award in October, 2014. She received the award at the age of seventeen which makes her youngest person to receive the Nobel Prize.

Also known as Malala Day

July 12 , 2015

In her eighteenth birthday on July 12, 20115, also named Malala Day, she took her activity to a new height by opening a school for Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon. It is also made clear; all the expenses will be covered by the Malala Fund. 

Released a documentary about Yousafzai's life

2015

Director Davis Guggenheim released a documentary based on Malala Yousafzai's life in October, 2015. The title of the documentary is 'He Named Me Malala'. The story of the documentary is Malala life, about her family and her contribution.