Top 20 Share Brokers in India 2018

Top Share Brokers in India 2018 (Top 20 Stock Brokers)

A genuine list of top share brokers in India 2018 by the number of the active clients in 2018. Zerodha is the top most stock broker among all the brokers in India since 2019. Zerodha is followed by Upstox, Angel One, ICICIdirect and Groww.

There are 20 top stock brokers who have over 1 lakhs of active customers. The year wise list of top stock brokers in India also provides detail about the latest number of active clients with the broker. Find the top online broker rankings 2018 below:

Top 20 Share Brokers in India 2018

Rank Broker Active Clients Request Callback Review
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1Zerodha887,267Open Account Zerodha Review
2ICICIdirect830,661Open Account ICICIdirect Review
3HDFC Securities668,312HDFC Securities Review
4Sharekhan517,252Open Account Sharekhan Review
5Kotak Securities435,201Open Account Kotak Securities Review
6AxisDirect421,771AxisDirect Review
7Angel One414,831Open Account Angel One Review
8Motilal Oswal322,121Motilal Oswal Review
9IIFL Securities221,753Open Account IIFL Securities Review
10SBI Securities209,567SBI Securities Review
11Geojit163,875Geojit Review
12Religare162,151Religare Review
13Edelweiss120,378Open Account Edelweiss Review
14SMC Global107,689SMC Global Review
155paisa101,043Open Account 5paisa Review
16Nirmal Bang96,070Nirmal Bang Review
17Upstox92,781Open Account Upstox Review
18Ventura77,304Ventura Review
19Anand Rathi75,064Open Account Anand Rathi Review
20Tradebulls72,679Tradebulls Review

Share brokers are authorized members of the stock exchanges (i.e. BSE, NSE). They execute trades on behalf of the customers at the exchange. There are 100's of registered stock brokers in India offering stock trading to retail customers. At high-level, the most famous stock brokers in India are categories in 2 types:

  1. Full-services brokers
  2. Discount Stock Brokers

Full-service brokers offer a wide range of services including stock trading, research and advisory and local support. Discount stock brokers are online brokers specialized only in stock and commodity trading services. They do not offer add-ons like research and advisory, PMS, wealth management and branch support.

The most popular stock brokers in the full-service category include ICICI Direct, Sharekhan, HDFC Securities, Sharekhan, Angel One and Axis Bank. The most famous stock brokers in discount broker category include Zerodha, 5paisa and upstox.


  • The data for this report is compiled from BSE and NSE stock exchanges.
  • The best broker ranking is updated every month.
  • Click on the broker name to read broker review.


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