One Direction Star, and Bradford boy, Zayn Malik, has been named as the latest official ambassador for the British Asian Trust.
The 21-year-old was praised by the charity’s executive director for his ‘immense talent’ as part of the world’s biggest boyband.
The trust provides funding to help disadvantaged people in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Zayn joins fellow British Asian Trust Ambassadors: Naughty Boy, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Dev Patel, Mishal Husain, Laila Rouass, Preeya Kalidas, Nitin Ganatra and Nina Wadia, as they continue to raise funds for South Asian projects.
Hitan Mehta, Executive Director of The British Asian Trust said: “We are delighted to welcome Zayn Malik to The British Asian Trust family; he is a young man with immense talent and a dedicated following.
“Zayn joins a dedicated group of celebrity supporters, who have worked alongside us helping to improve the lives of disadvantaged people living in South Asia.”
One Direction have achieved worldwide stardom since breaking onto the scene in 2010 following their time on X-Factor. Their achievements include two BRIT Awards and four MTV Video Music Awards among many others.
After the release of their latest album, Midnight Memories, One Direction became the first band in US Billboard 200 history to have their first three albums debut at No. 1. The album was also a global success, debuting at No 1 on the UK Albums Chart and became the fastest and biggest selling album of 2013 in the UK.