Sushant Singh Rajput is set to essay 12 real-life characters, including political strategist Chanakya, poet Rabindranath Tagore, and former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam, in a 12-episode series biopic.
The yet-to-be-titled project will celebrate the Indian geniuses spanning 2,000 years, from 540 BC to 2015 AD.
It will be backed by Innsaei, a venture recently-launched by Sushant along with his business partner Varun Mathur.
The series will be launched next year
Sushant is not new to biopics, having played former Indian cricket captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni in a critically acclaimed Bollywood film.
All 12 biopics will be part of season one
"We are excited to bring to the audience a new series presenting the most magnificent stories of India. These 12 geniuses have made a paramount contribution in forming the India... we live in today," Mathur said.
"Sushant has always been extremely passionate about learning new things and following the philosophies of these people, hence, he decided to bring them to life on-screen," he added.