Nat Geo’s Mega Icons show premieres with Virat Kohli

National Geographic channel’s show ‘Mega Icons’ premiered its first episode on  September 24, 2018. The show started with the life story and journey of the Indian cricket superstar Virat Kohli.

The show is an attempt to portray the stories of inspirational personalities. Each episode contains detailed  interviews with the icons and their families.The additional feature which is highlighted in this series is that it is  developed based on scientific research and analysis by experts. After the premiering with Virat Kohli’s episode, the show is set to telecast episode on icons like Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Kamal Hasan, Dalai Lama and Kiran Bedi.

Lets have glimpse of the show through the teaser:


The show is hosted by Indian actor R Madhavan. In each episode, Madhavan will explore the factors that has made these people successful, with the help of scientists and psychoanalysts.

R Madhavan is hosting the show

Source: NatGeo

“We enjoy watching each ball rushing towards the fence from Virat’s bat. And the excellence that Kamal Hassan brings to the silver screen,” says Madhavan in “But sometimes, we all sit back and wonder – what really has made these icons what they are today? Were these personalities just born to be great…Or did their journey through life, their experiences and hard work, really shape them into the giants we revere?”

The host, Madhavan had come up with a twitter poll before the telecast of the first episode.


In the first episode National Geographic speaks to various experts from the fields of neurosurgery, development biology, brain behavior research and cognitive science to explain the neurological and psychological concepts at work behind specific instances in Kohli’s life that shaped his career.

National Geographic has attempted a unique visual representation by including graphics of the brain and its neurons, which might keep the sports fans in confusion.. One of the most novel and interesting things about the episode is that this is perhaps the first time Kohli has, officially at least, spoken about his tattoos.

Teaser of Mega Icons episode featuring Virat Kohli:

The first episode was telecast in National Geographic channel on September 24, 2018 9 PM. The episode will be out in Hotstar soon.

By Sriraj Namboodiri