Malala Yousafzai who is a Pakistani activist for the female education as well as the youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate was born on 12th July of the year 1997. She is mostly known for human rights advocacy for the education as well as for women in her native town Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of the NorthWest Pakistan. She is the native of Mingora, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. As a child, she was born into Sunni Muslim family. Her first name Malala was given to her after Malalai of Maiwand, famous Pashtun poetess as well as warrior woman from the Southern Afghanistan. She also has two brothers with whom she resides in her house at Mingora. She is the daughter of Ziauddin and Tor Pekai. Her father is a poet, school owner as well as educational activist.

Malala began to speak about the education rights at early September of 2008 when her faterh took her to the Peshawar for speaking at local press club. ‘How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to the education?” Malala asked her audience in speech covered by the newspapers as well as TV channels throughout the region. The following year, she started as trainee and then as a peer educator in Institute for War and Peace Reporting’s Open Minds Pakistan Youth Program which worked in the schools in region for helping the young people engage in the construction discussion on the social issues through tools of the journalism, public debate as well as dialogue.

In late 2008, when Aamer Ahmed Khan of BBC Urdu website as well as his colleagues had discussed novel way of covering Taliban’s growing influence in Swat: why not find the school girl to blog about her life there? Her first entry was ported on 3rd January of 2009 to BBC Urdu Blog. She used to hand write the notes and then pass out to the reporter who would san as well as email them. Malala has won as well as nominated for multiple of the awards. She was the nominee for the International Children’s Peace Prize. She also won an Anne Frank Award for the Moral Courage in January of the year 2012. She was also shortlisted as the Person of the Year by the Time Magazine in 2012. In addition to that, she was also the winner of Mother Teresa Awards for the Social Justice in November of the same year.

Apart from that, Malala has now reached at the age of 18. She is of Pashtun ethnicity and belongs to Pakistani nationality. She also has two pet chickens. She is fluent in English, Pashto and Urdu as well. Once in an interview, she had stated that she would like to be a doctor though her father encouraged her to be a politician instead. Besides that, to get more information related to her biography, and quotes, she can also be followed in her social networking accounts which also include facebook, instagram and twitter. In addition to that, more facts about her can also be obtained from various internet sources. 

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