Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya founded Andhra Bank in 1923 in Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The bank was registered on 20 November 1923 and commenced business on 28 November 1923 with a paid up capital of ₹100,000 (US$1,600) and an authorised capital of ₹1 million (US$16,000) In 1956, linguistic division of States was promulgated and Hyderabad was made the capital of Andhra Pradesh. The registered office of the bank was subsequently shifted to Andhra Bank Buildings, Sultan Bazar, Hyderabad. Andhra Bank is a medium-sized public sector bank of India, with a network of 2803 branches, 4 extension counters, 38 satellite offices and 3636 automated teller machines (ATMs) as of 31 Mar 2016. During 2011–12, the bank entered the states of Tripura and Himachal Pradesh. The bank now operates in 25 states and three Union Territories. Andhra Bank has shifted its headquarters in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
The Government of India owns 63.97% of its share capital as on 31 Dec 2015. The state owned Life Insurance Corporation of India holds 7.66% of the shares. The bank has done a total business of ₹3,106 billion (US$48 billion) and has earned a net profit of ₹5.40 billion (US$84 million) for the Financial Year 2015-16.