With her exceptional talent, well-chosen roles and astounding beauty, Jamila managed to rapidly build a solid name in the Arab entertainment industry. After her unique performance playing the role of the troubled teenager Hania, Jamila Awad earned the hearts of audiences and critics alike.
In the following year, Jamila took part in the blockbuster Hepta: The Last Lecture (2016) that garnered the highest revenues for a romantic film in the history of the Egyptian box office.
In 2017, Jamila returned to the small screen with another complex character in La Totfe' Al Shams TV series. Jamila’s talent secured her a global presence as well for her role in the film Al Daif (2018) that premiered at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and nabbed an Audience Award. Reaping a Best African-Asian Actress Award at the New Vision International Film Festival in the Netherlands for her role in Al Daif, the award was her first international one, after scooping many local awards and honors. In parallel with this, Jamila broke into the world of comedy with her role in Sabea El Boromba film that was a great success during Eid al-Fitr season. In 2019, Jamila participated in the "Social Media: The Silent Producer" panel within the events of Cairo Industry Days, held on the margins of the 41st Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF). The panel’s discussion highlighted how social media affected the film industry nowadays.
In 2020, Jamila was selected to join as juror at the Student Film Competition within the 6th Alexandria Short Film Festival. Her latest film, Banat Sanawy, written by Ayman Salama and directed by Mahmoud Kamel, was released in theatres to a tremendous success among the audience and the critics in January 2020.