#BornGreatOrMade: National Geographic’s Mega Icons Finds Out
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 born or made? How are they different from seemingly ordinary people like you and me? Are their brains wired differently from those of ours? 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 this before we tell you more.
Every episode of this one-of-a-kind show aims at understanding how the minds of geniuses work and what is it that sets them apart from the rest. The show takes a close look at the lives of Indian icons through the scientific lens as well as by way of conversations with friends and family. Scientists, psychoanalysts and experts from the fields of brain behaviour and cognitive sciences come together to deconstruct the lives of these personalities and their careers.
The show is hosted by actor R Madhavan. Two episodes have gone on air and everyone’s already talking about it. If the first episode focuses on the life of cricketing superstar Virat Kohli, the second one attempts to understand the phenomenon that is actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan. In the process of uncovering their greatness, the show lets us in on some fascinating facts from their life. Did you know that Virat Kohli has nine tattoos and each one of them is inspired by an important life event or that Kamal Haasan won the President’s Gold Medal for the very first film of his career he did as a child artiste?
The remaining episodes of this five-part television series will delve into the lives of former President APJ Abdul Kalam, Nobel Laureate Dalai Lama and the first female IPS officer Kiran Bedi. Every episode combines powerful storytelling with cinematic brilliance and promises you an awe-inspiring experience. The series will not only inspire you to excel in whatever you do but also bring you back to the question - are geniuses #BornGreatOrMade? You can also watch the show here.