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Ignition Film

Conversations highlighting innovation and leadership in India's youth have always been the bedrock of Shiv Nadar Foundation's Intellectual Property - Ignition. Rolling out our first edition in December 2022, Ignition aims to explore the DNA of dynamic minds, map fascinating canvases of creativity and intellect and unlock keys to different worlds.

Venerable geostrategists like Mr. Jayadeva Ranade and Mr. Brahma Chellaney to Bollywood celebrities and producers like Mr. Rana Daggubati and Ms. Ektaa Kapoor have been a part of our editions and strengthed Ignition to becoming a platform inviting perspectives, insights, ideas and most importantly solutions!

Presenting to you Ignition - the stage that celebrates the power of people and innovation.


Shoma Chaudhury X Ignition

With a sharp editorial acumen and a gift for communication across print, TV, and digital mediums, Ms. Shoma Chaudhury is instrumental in connecting the ethos of Ignition to people at large. Interacting with individuals from various disciplines of politics, entertainment, defense, science and technology, medicine, artificial intelligence, and literature, Shiv Nadar Foundation is proud to collaborate with her to ensure our audience feels most connected to the purpose of Ignition!


Edition 1


Mr. Rana Dagubatti

On his mission to take India to the world, Rana Dagubatti is unstoppable! From deriving his ignition from his grandfather to laying out a pathway of razor-sharp perspectives and opportunities for India's youth, his presence was irreplaceable at Ignition 2022!


Mr. Manu Pillai

Watch Mr. Manu Pillai delve into the rich history of India in our very first edition of Ignition!

Edition 2


Ms. Ektaa Kapoor

Ektaa Kapoor, a Padmashri Award Recipient, graced the stage for our second edition of Ignition. This is her journey of becoming a successful film producer, an entrepreneur, and most importantly, a self-made woman!


Mr. Brahma Chellaney

One of India's most revered geostrategists and a member of India's National Security Advisory Board, listen to Mr. Brahma Chellaney highlight impactful strategies and administrative policies to equip India to pave a brighter, better future.


Mr. Jayadeva Ranade

Right from highlighting India's defense stance with China to tackling the issue of water, Mr. Jayadeva Ranade charts out India's strategy to deal with The Red Dragon in a tactful, mindful yet effective manner.

Edition 3


Mr. Rajkummar Rao

Listen to Mr. Rajkummar Rao speak about how he went to Mumbai to pursue his passion and live his ultimate dream of taking Indian cinema to the world!


Mr. Harshit Agrawal and
Mr. Karthik Kalyanaraman

Combining AI with art, artists like Mr. Harshit Agrawal and Mr. Karthik Kalyanaraman have further stepped into a universe that is unimaginable yet promising!

Edition 4


Ms. Aditi Rao Hyadri

One of the most versatile actors of Bollywood, we were delighted to speak to Ms. Aditi Rao Hydari in our 4th edition! She focused on how content and cinematography are evolving with changing times.


Mr. Vikramaditya Motwane

One of India's most revered geostrategists and a member of India's National Security Advisory Board, listen to Mr. Brahma Chellaney highlight impactful strategies and administrative policies to equip India to pave a brighter, better future.


Ms. Urbasi Sinha

Quantum Physics is defined as the branch of science that studies the smallest unit of a particle but its applications promise to radically change the universe! We have Urbasi Sinha speak to us about the future of Quantum Physics in the 4th edition!

Edition 5


Mr. J Sai Deepak and
Mr. Saurabh Kirpal

One of the most engaging and interesting debates seen across any edition of Ignition! Tune in to watch these supreme court lawyers at their best!


Ms. Sumana Chandrashekar

One of the most renowned Ghatam Players in the world, Ms. Sumana Chandrashekar speaks about how women are breaking stereotypes and emerging as artists in a male-dominated art form.

Our Impact



3 impactful editions that have discovered the power of creativity, innovation, and leadership across fields of Artificial Intelligence, Politics, Entertainment, History, and Administration.



Speakers from diverse backgrounds have graced Ignition with their irreplaceable insights, dynamic perspectives, and power of impactful conversations.

Digital Reach


Reaching more than a million people digitally, Ignition leverages the scope of digital platforms to communicate the power conversations have in driving solutions.

The Ignition Album

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29th August 2023

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The Ignition Album

The Ignition Album