Peter Hein

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Peter Hein
Born Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names Peter
Occupation action choreographer, stunt co-ordinator
Years active 1994–present

Peter Hein is a fight master/action choreographer,[1] 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 Tamil, Telugu 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 action sequences in films like Enthiran and Raavanan . He has been nominated for the noted Taurus World Stunt Award amongst a whole galaxy of Hollywood biggies. Stunt masters like Anal Arasu and Silva have worked as fighters and assistants to him.


Year Film Language Notes
2001 Murari Telugu First movie as full-time Action Director
Minnale Tamil
Middle Class Madhavan Tamil
2002 Santosham Telugu
Roja Kootam Tamil
Run Tamil
April Maadhathil Tamil
2003 Arasu Tamil
Punnagai Poove Tamil
Pudhiya Geethai Tamil
Paarai Tamil
Parthiban Kanavu Tamil
Kaakha Kaakha Tamil
Kadhal Kisu Kisu Tamil
Alaudin Tamil
Alai Tamil
Ottran Tamil
Anjaneya Tamil
Thirumalai Tamil
Enakku 20 Unakku 18 Tamil
2004 Anji Telugu
Adavi Ramudu Telugu
Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan Tamil
Varsham Telugu
Gharshana Telugu
Jana Tamil
Bose Tamil
Gowri Telugu
Aparichithan Malayalam
7G Rainbow Colony Tamil
2005 Ponniyin Selvan Tamil
James Hindi
Mazhai Tamil
Anniyan Tamil Filmfare Best Action Director Award (South)
Athadu Telugu
Chatrapati Telugu
2006 Veerabhadra Telugu
Family: Ties of Blood Hindi
Bommarillu Telugu
Aadhi Tamil
Pournami Telugu
Sainikudu Telugu
2007 Munna Telugu
Aata Telugu
Sivaji: The Boss Tamil
2008 Ready Telugu
Tashan Hindi
Satya in Love Kannada
Heroes Hindi
Ghajini Hindi Received Filmfare Best Action Award
2009 Ek: The Power of One Hindi
Magadheera Telugu Received NANDI STATE AWARD
2010 Darling Telugu
Raavan Hindi
Raavanan Tamil
Maryada Ramanna Telugu
Enthiran Tamil
Khaleja Telugu
Brindaavanam Telugu
Ramaa: The Saviour Hindi
Orange Telugu
2011 Ko Tamil
Badrinath Telugu
D-17 Malayalam Filming
7aum Arivu Tamil
2012 Agent Vinod Hindi
Super Six Sinhala (Sri Lankan Movie)
Maattrraan Tamil SIIMA Award for Best Fight Choreographer
Nominated – Vijay Award for Best Stunt Director
Julai Telugu SIIMA Award for Best Fight Choreographer
2013 Atharintiki Daaredi Telugu
Race 2 Hindi
2014 1(Nenokkadine) Telugu
Kochadaiyaan Tamil
2015 Baahubali Telugu Post-production
Dohchay Telugu
Shuddhi Hindi Announced
Puli Murugan Malayalam Announced


Year Film Language Notes
2003 Ottran Tamil special appearance
2004 Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan Tamil Chinese Immigrant
2011 Ko Tamil special appearance

Extra Fighter[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
1992 Kaaviya Thalaivan Tamil
1994 Priyanka Tamil
Sarigamapadhanee Tamil
1995 Periya Kudumbam Tamil
Muthu Tamil
Seethanam Tamil
1996 Parambarai Tamil
Sengottai Tamil
Avvai Shanmughi Tamil
Selva Tamil
1997 Hitler Telugu
Sakthi Tamil
1999 Thulladha Manamum Thullum Tamil
Padayappa Tamil
Mudhalvan Tamil
2000 Uyirile Kalanthathu Tamil


  1. ^ Malani, Gaurav (27 March 2009). "Ek – The Power of One: Movie Review". Indiatimes (27 Mar 2009). Retrieved 6 August 2011. 

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