An epitome of dynamism, foresight and talent, Napoleon Duraisamy like his name sake before him, lives out the maxim that “Victory belongs to the persevering.” A celebrated actor, a winning politician and an astute entrepreneur, Napoleon has carved a niche in every venture he has undertaken.
A multifaceted and uniquely talented personality, Napoleon first rose to fame with his memorable performance in “Seevalaperi Pandi”. Today, Napoleon is counted among the leading actor of the Tamil film industry.
Fired by the DMK ideology of providing the common man with the basics of education, food, clothing and shelter, Napoleon entered politics when he was about 20 years, He participated in the 2001 General Election and was elected as MLA of Villivakkam, the largest constituency in Asia. A man of high ideals and principles, Napoleon is one amongst the few who consider politics as a channel for humanitarianism.
“Becoming a politician has given me the power to change the things around me that I could not as a common citizen,” he says.
Napoleon contested in Parliament Election held in 2009 for DMK party at Perambalur constituency. He won the election with 3, 98,742 votes and unanimously elected as the Member of Parliament He defeated his nearest opponent Mr. Balasubramanian, k.k. (AIADMK) with a margin variance of 77,604 votes.
He emerged as people’s leader, His successful political journey revamp as a MP from MLA.
In 2000, he made a foray into the world of business. Jeevan Technologies started out as a company with a staff of merely 10 people. Today, it has a global presence, with offices in USA and New Zealand. What’s more, Napoleon’s keen business acumen has birthed other equally successful commercial ventures like Jeevan IT Academy and Jeevan Seaside.
Napoleon is also an accomplished sportsman and a force to reckon with on the field. An inimitable sportsman from his school days, he is a Divisional level athlete in Decathlon and has won many laurels in Basket Ball at the University level. Today, he holds the prestigious post of Chairman for the Tamilnadu True Basket Ball Association.
Napoleon is a very simple and honest person. He likes to help all and takes care of all his people who look at him for any help. He is a Man who looks ahead and is a visionary.