Napoleon (Aka) Kumaresan Duraisamy

 Tiruchirappalli, Madras State, India
 Pudhu Nellu Pudhu Naathu (1991)

About Me

Kumaresan Duraisamy, better known as Napoleon, was born on 2 December 1963 the fifth of six children. His family was occupied in agriculture. He graduated from St. Joseph's College, Trichy. His Father is Duraisamy and Mother Saraswathi Ammal. His wife is Jayasudha Nepoleon and two children Dhanoosh Nepoleon, Gunal Nepoleon. He entered into Tamil cinema in the year 1991. He is a Tamil film actor, politician and the founder and chairman of the Jeevan Technologies. He was the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment in Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Cabinet. During his early ages, he acted in nearly 100 movies in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam language and Kannada films.

After college, he moved to Trichy and became enthused by the ideologies of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party. He joined the party in which his uncle K. N. Nehru was already a member and at that time the Public Welfare Minister of the state government. He joined the BJP in the presence of party President Amit Shah on 21st December 2014. He was made the party’s state Vice-President on 26th November 2015. At 27, watching ‘Udhayam’, a Telugu movie, Napoleon felt an urge to act. Best known as a versatile actor, Kumaresan also known as Napoleon entered the Tamil film industry in 1991. His first film “Pudhu Nellu Puddhu Nathu” directed by Bharathi Raja gave him ample scope to showcase his acting abilities. After all, not every 27 year old can play the part of a 60 year old man with panache!

In 2000 Napoleon founded Jeevan Technologies in Chennai, and then expanded into the USA and New Zealand. In 2008, the Jeevan IT Academy was started with the mission of training graduates to enter the corporate world with a thorough knowledge of industry standards.