Peter Hein is a fight master/action choreographer, Action co-ordinator who did his job for many South Indian Motion Pictures. He was born in Karaikal to Vietnamese immigrants and settled down in Chennai. He started his career as extra fighter, assistant fight master for many number of Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films. During initial days of his career he was working as assistant to action directors Kanal Kannan and Vijayan. Krishna Vamsi a noted Telugu film director(one-time assistant to Ram Gopal Varma) recognised his sincerity, dedication towards his job and offered him to direct the Action sequences for the movie Murari which is also dubbed into Tamil. From then on he became a full length Action director, Action Co-ordinator, Stunt director for various Telugu and Tamil films. He acquired excellent recognition from critics and media for his work in several movies like Anji, Run, Kaakha Kaakha and it was for his work in movies like Varsham, Anniyan, Athadu, Chatrapati etc. That brought him critical acclaim. ;.... Recently he once again drew the attention of critics and became famous in the entire South India overnight after the release of magnum opus Magadheera. Ram Gopal Varma introduced him to Bollywood with James movie. He received Filmfare best action award for his work in the Hindi version of Ghajini. Mani Ratnam was very much impressed with his work in movies like Athadu, Anniyan and Sivaji and enrolled him to direct the stunt sequences for the movie Raavan. However due to scheduling conflicts with Magadheera, Peter Hein has done limited work for Raavan.
He suffered as many as 18 fractures while doing a stunt around 20 days in 2009; he came back to work on a wheelchair, shooting for the Rajinikanth starrer Enthiran (also Robot in Hindi).
He became famous for his breathtaking action sequences in films like Enthiran and Raavanan got international recognition. He has been nominated for the noted Taurus World Stunt Award amongst a whole galaxy of Hollywood biggies.