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Naidu or Naidoo is a title used by South Indian Telugu communities, such as the Kapus, Kammas, Balijas, Telagas, and Velamas.[1][2]

Notable people[edit]

A list of notable people bearing the name Naidu (also spelled Nayudu, Needu, Nayakudu, Nayadu or Naidoo)


  1. ^ Journal of Indian History, Volume 85. University of Allahabad. Dept. of Modern Indian History, University of Kerala. Dept. of History, University of Travancore. p. 181. Naidu is a title assumed by a number of Telugu castes such as Kamma, Velama, Kapu and Balija.
  2. ^ Kumari, A. Vijaya (1998-01-01). Social Change Among Balijas: Majority Community of Andhra Pradesh. M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd. ISBN 9788175330726.