Inspired by the humanitarian ideology of the DMK and it's party suprimo Dr. Kalaignar Karunanidhi, Napoleon entered politics at a very young age. His first step into the party was as personal assistant to his uncle K.N. Nehru, who was then the DMK Minister for Public Welfare.
Always a great organiser, the PA’s role proved to be the perfect place for Napoleon to exercise and hone his leadership abilities.
From organizing political rallies and public relation activities to arranging the party’s propaganda, Napoleon soon emerged as an able and integral part of the DMK.
He played an active role in the election campaigns of 1980, 1984, 1986, and 1991. From 1996 onwards, he played a pivotal role in the party and in the 2001 general election was unanimously elected as the MLA of Villivakkam, the largest constituency of Asia.
Being an extremely approachable person, Napoleon has earned himself a reputation as a ‘friend in need.’ In times of crises, he is often the first person to be approached for help.
Napoleon has been elected an MLA but never got a chance to portray a minister; even so he is currently running as an MP. Napoleon contested in Parliament Election held in 2009 for DMK party at Perambalur constituency and unanimously elected as the MP.
After taking oath as a Minister of State on May 28 Thursday 2009, He is the only actor-turned-politician in the Manmohan Singh Cabinet.
“What really excites me about politics is the power to make a positive difference in the lives of others,” says Napoleon. “As the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility. I am thankful that I have the power to make a difference in the lives of the needy.”
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.