Peter Hein is a fight Master/Action Choreographer and Stunt Coordinator who has worked in many Cinema of South India productions.He became famous for his action sequences in films such as ‘Sivaji’ (2007), ‘Anniyan’ (2005), ‘Ghajini’ (2008), ‘Magadheera’ (2009), ‘Enthiran’ (2010), ‘Raavanan’ (2010), ‘7aum Arivu’ (2011), ‘Kochadaiyaan’ (2014) , ‘Baahubali’ (2015) and ‘Pulimurugan’ (2016).
He was born in Karaikal to Vietnamese immigrants and settled down in Chennai. He started his career as an extra fighter and assistant fight master for many Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films
During the initial days of his career, he worked as assistant to action directors Kanal Kannan and Vijayan. Krishna Vamsi, a Telugu film director recognised his sincerity and dedication and offered him the chance to direct the action sequences for the film ‘Murari’ which is also dubbed in Tamil. From then on, he became a full-length Action film director, action co-ordinator and stunt director for various Telugu and Tamil films.
He acquired recognition from critics and media for his work in several films such as ‘Anji’, ‘Run’, and ‘Kaakha Kaakha’ and it was his work in films such as ‘Varsham’, ‘Anniyan, ‘Athadu’, ‘Chatrapati’ and so on that brought him critical acclaim. Ram Gopal Varma introduced him to Bollywood with the film ‘James’. Mani Ratnam was very much impressed with his work in films like ‘Athadu’, ‘Anniyan’ and ‘Sivaji’ and enrolled him to direct the stunt sequences for the film ‘Raavan’. However, due to scheduling conflicts with Magadheera, Hein has done limited work for ‘Raavan’.
He has been nominated for the noted Taurus World Stunt Award against many big Hollywood names. He received a Filmfare Award for Best Action for his work in Ghajini (2008 film). Stunt masters such as Anal Arasu and Silva have
He suffered as many as 18 fractures while doing a stunt for around 20 days in 2009. He came back to work in a wheelchair, for Rajinikanth’s Enthiran. this shows his dedication