Birendra Lakra is an Indian hockey player who plays as a midfielder. Lakra scored the first goal and was instrumental in India's stupendous victory in the final game of the Olympic Hockey Qualifying Tournament against France this year. He has represented India in the Test series against South Africa in 2012 and SAAF game at Dhaka in 2010. He has also represented India senior team in the SAAF Games at Dhaka in 2010 and in the Youth Olympics at Sydney in 2009. He was also a part of the team that won Junior World Cup at Singapore in 2009. Lakra along with his team mates represented India in Men's Hockey during the 2012 London Olympics.