Malik was born in Padang, West Sumatra. His father was a Pagaruyung descendant, in the Minangkabau hinterland. He died in Munich, Germany in 1970. During his lifetime in Senen his friends called him "the king of artists".
Malik started his career in the Dutch shipping business, then worked in a Dutch trading company, where he gained experience in business and finance, so that he could eventually found his own company.
In 1942 he entered the world of art and culture. He started a theatrical group, Panca Warna. To help Indonesian independence, he showed around Indonesia to inspire spirit and patriotism. In 1951 Djamaluddin established and became President of PT Persari (Perseroan Artis Indonesia). In this effort, he was inspired by United Artists in Hollywood, United States. Persari has a complete film studio in Jatinegara. During the same time Malik was President of the electrical installation company Prapatak and of the weaving company PT Cimalaka in Sumedang, West Java.
Malik married Elly Yunara, a woman of Moroccan descent. They had four children: Zainal Malik, Camelia Malik, Yudha Asmara Malik, and Lailasari Malik. Camelia follows his career, as an actress and pop-dangdut singer. His wife, continued the family interests by founding PT. Remaja Ellynda Film. It successfully produced Malin Kundang and Jembatan Merah.
- Rodrigo de Villa (1952)
- Leilani (1953)
- Lagu Kenangan (1953)
- Tabu (1953)
- Supir Istimewa (1954)
- Tarmina (1955)
- Ratu Asia
- Persari Film website (in Indonesian language). Persari.com. Retrieved on 2013-04-09.
- Djamaluddin Malik. Tamanismailmarzuki.com. Retrieved on 2013-04-09.
- republika.co.id/berita/7629/H_Djamaludding_Malik_Tokoh_Sineas_dari_Nahdlatul_Ulama Archived November 28, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
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