Malala Yousafzai was born on 12 July 1997. She is often referred to as Malala, a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. She is known for her human rights advocacy, especially for the education of women and children in her native Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwest Pakistan, where the local Pakistani Taliban used to ban girls from attending school. Her support has grown into an international movement, and according to the former Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, she has reached a level where she can be called “the most prominent citizen” of the country.
She is the daughter of educational activist Ziauddin. She was born in a Pashtun family in Mingora, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Her family came to run a chain of schools in the province. She was unusually inspired by her father’s thoughts and humanitarian work. She considered Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Benazir Bhutto as her role models.
Yousafzai finished her secondary school education at Edgbaston High School, Birmingham in England from 2013 to 2017. From there she got into the Oxford University and began three years of study for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), as an undergraduate at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford a college of the university. She graduated in 2020
In early 2009, when she was 11–12, she wrote a blog under an anonym for the BBC Urdu elaborating all the details of her life during the Pakistani Taliban occupation of Swat. The following summer, journalist Adam B. Ellick got engaged in a New York Times documentary about her life as the Pakistani military intervened in the region. She rose in influence, giving many interviews for newspapers and television. she was also nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by the famous activist Desmond Tutu.