Jamal Abdillah

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This is a Malay name; the name Ali is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Jamal Ubaidillah.
Jamal Abdillah
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During Anugerah Juara Lagu 23
Born Jamal Ubaidillah bin Haji Ali
(1959-05-07) 7 May 1959 (age 56)
Ipoh, Perak
Occupation Actor, Singer
Years active 1984–present

Datuk Jamal Ubaidillah bin Haji Ali, better known as Jamal Abdillah (born 7 May 1959) is a Malaysian pop singer and actor[1] with a "bad boy" image.[2]

Jamal began his singing career in 1973. He won Radio Televisyen Malaysia's Bintang RTM competition in 1979.[3] Following his victory, he continued to sing but also appeared in films such as 'Azura'.

Jamal is the eldest of seven siblings. Having married three times, Jamal has two sons, Osama Yamani and Ahmad Zaki Yamani.[4]

He is of Banjar descent.[5]


  1. ^ "Despite Challenges, Asia Biz Thrives". Billboard. 27 December 2003. p. YE-16. 
  2. ^ Lockard, Craig A. (1998). Dance of life: popular music and politics in Southeast Asia. University of Hawaii Press. p. 257. ISBN 978-0-8248-1918-7. 
  3. ^ "Veteran singer Jamal tells how he overcame his drug addiction in book". The Star. 31 July 2006. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Singers Jamal Abdillah, Rossa conferred Datuk titles". Astro Awani (Malaysia). 24 October 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Keturunan Banjar Di Malaysia Jadi Melayu Baru - ANTARA News Kalimantan Selatan - ANTARA News Kalimantan Selatan - Berita Terkini Kalimantan Selatan". Retrieved 2015-10-09. 

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