Peter Hein

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Peter Hein
Born 12 August 1962(age 55)
Karaikal, Puducherry, India
Occupation Action choreographer, Stunt co-ordinator, Film Actor, Action Director
Years active 1992–present

Peter Hein is an Indian fight master/action choreographer and stunt coordinator who has worked in many South Indian film productions.[1] He became famous for his action sequences in films such as Anniyan (2005), Sivaji (2007), Ghajini (2008), Magadheera (2009), Enthiran (2010), Raavanan (2010), 7aum Arivu (2011), Kochadaiyaan (2014), Baahubali (2015) and Pulimurugan (2016). 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, Silva, Anbariv, Hari Dinesh and Pradeep Dinesh have worked as fighters and assistants to him. He received the very first National Film Award for Best Stunt Choreographer for his work in Pulimurugan.

Early life and career[edit]

He was born in Karaikal to a Tamil father and Vietnamese mother, but grew up in Vadapalani Chennai. His father, Perumal, worked as assistant fight master in Tamil film industries. Later, Peter 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. His debut film as "fight master " was in Minnalae,Tamil film .Krishna Vamsi, a Telugu film director (one-time assistant to Ram Gopal Varma) recognised his sincerity and dedication[citation needed] 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[citation needed] 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.

During his early days he was body double for Heroines namely Rambha, Meena, Roja and Vijayashanthi.[2] 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 in "TAMIL" .

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
2001 Minnale Tamil First movie as full-time Action Director
Murari Telugu
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
Anbu Sagotharan Tamil
Gowri Telugu
Malsaram Malayalam
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: The Robot Tamil
Khaleja Telugu
Brindaavanam Telugu
Ramaa: The Saviour Hindi
Orange Telugu
2011 Ko Tamil
Badrinath Telugu
D-17 Malayalam
7aum Arivu Tamil
2012 Agent Vinod Hindi
Super Six Sinhala
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: The Beginning Tamil
Telugu
Ranna Kannada
Dohchay Telugu
Rudramadevi Telugu
2016 Pulimurugan Malayalam Blockbuster & National award for the best stunt choreographer
2017 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Tamil
Telugu
2017 Spyder Tamil
Telugu
2017 Aramm Tamil
2017 Touch Chesi Chudu Telugu
2018 Gulebakavali Tamil
Sangamithra Tamil
Odiyan Malayalam Filming
Natasaarvabhowma Kannada Filming
Kaliyan Malayalam Pre Production
Randamoozham Malayalam Pre Production
Maamankam Malayalam Filming
Marthandavarma Malayalam Pre Production
TBA Shuddhi Hindi Announced

Actor[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
2003 Ottran Special Appearance
2004 Gowri Telugu Special Appearance
2004 Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan Tamil Chinese Immigrant
2011 Ko Tamil Special Appearance
2016 Pulimurugan Malayalam Special Appearance

Extra fighter[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
1992 Kaviya Thalaivan Tamil
1993 Band Master Tamil
1994 Priyanka Tamil
Sarigamapadani Tamil
Pudhiya Mannargal Tamil
1995 Periya Kudumbam Tamil
Muthu Tamil
Seethanam Tamil
Manathile Oru Paattu Tamil
1996 Parambarai Tamil
Sengottai Tamil
Thurai Mugam Tamil
Avvai Shanmughi Tamil
Mr. Romeo Tamil
Selva Tamil
1997 Hitler Telugu
Sakthi Tamil
Adimai Changili Tamil
1998 Rathna Tamil
1999 Thulladha Manamum Thullum Tamil
Padayappa Tamil
Jodi Tamil
Mudhalvan Tamil
2000 Uyirile Kalanthathu Tamil

Awards[edit]

Won
Nominated

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