Are Geniuses Born
Great or Made?

We have often heard people describing someone who is exceptionally talented as a ‘born genius’. But this leads us to the big question – are geniuses #BornGreatOrMade? How are they different from seemingly ordinary people like you and me? Are their brains wired differently? Is talent inherited or achieved? The National Geographic show Mega Icons attempts to answer these questions as it takes us into the lives of some of India’s most inspiring personalities and decodes their journey to greatness.

Watch the promo below, before I tell you more. 👇



Create a Biopic Series for National Geographic with a unique format.

My Role

Associate Director


Ideation, Pre-Production, Shoot, Post-Production, and Final Delivery.


What was really important about the show, was the unique lens we used to analyse the lives of these icons – using science to decipher if such inspirational personalities are born or made great.
The series proved to be both a popular & critical success and was renewed for a second season.


Prime Focus Technologies, Mumbai



Be a part of the journey into the life of iconic personalities through a scientific lens and through conversations with friends and family. Enter the lives of Mega Icons.

The five-part television series featured: Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, movie star & politician Kamal Haasan, Former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam, Nobel laureate the Dalai Lama and the first woman Indian Police Service officer, Kiran Bedi.


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