Kamma is a social group found largely in the Southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. According to 1921 census they constituted about 4.8% of Andhra Pradesh population and in significant numbers in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
Kamma is a dominant shudra caste in andhrapradesh and cultivation is theirr primary profession. They also acted as tax collectors during british rule. Kamma is also known as chowdary in coastal andhra and naidu in chittore though naidu is predomintaly used by kapu/balija catses in coastal and rayalaseema districts.
According to the census of British India (1891) there were six divisions viz., Peda Kamma, Godachatu Kamma and Illuvellani Kamma (Krishna, Guntur, Anantapur districts); Bangaru Kamma (North Arcot); Vaduga Kamma (Coimbatore) and Kavali Kamma (Godavari districts). In addition, divisions such as Gandikota Kamma, Gampa Kamma and Macha Kamma.
Kamma caste has flourished in politicas and cinemas as many heros and heroins are from this caste
such as Great NTR ,ANR,Krishna, Shoban Babu,Mahesh Babu etc.