During the 70s and 80s Jameela Malik had worked in Malayalam and Tamil films. She got good response from both the audience and critics. The 1972 flick, Aadyathe Katha was her debut venture. Jameela has the credit of being the pioneer in Kerala for graduating from the coveted Film and Television Institution of India. Initially, she got herself associated with schools.
The marriage of Jameela was very short, but she is blessed with a son. During the 90s, Jameela was associated with over 20 television serials. Line Bus, Ragging,Sathi, Enippadikal, Neelakkannukal, Boy Friend, Ullaasayaathra, Niramaala, Chottaanikkara Amma, Lahari, and Unnikuttanu Joli Kitti are some of the films in which Jameela acted. Jameela worked in the industry till 1986 and tried her luck with both parallel and commercial cinema. Jameela worked in only significant roles in her films. Though she has beauty, her formal training in acting and talent was not able to make big waves in the film industry. She had a brief stint with Tamil films and Velli Ratham is one of her Tamil flicks. The 1986 flick Pandava Puram is the last venture of Jameela. In later stages she was busy as a teacher and also got herself involved in taking tuitions. 
Currently Jameela is staying with her son and is ok with working in movies, provided the roles are good.