Zaijian became known for his role in the prime time TV series May Bukas Pa as Santino. May Bukas Pa was one of ABS-CBN’s top-rating teleseryes. It’s also undeniable that the role of Zaijian as Santino has brought so much inspiration to little kids and adults.
Zaijian will once again make his fans happy in his upcoming TV series entitled ‘Diyos ay Pag-ibig’. He will be joined by other equally talented child stars namely Xyriel Manabat, Mutya Orquia, and Louis Abuel.
He started out as a commercial model for products like McDonald’s, Lactum, and Tide. He was discovered at age 5 by a talent manager. He was lucky enough to be chosen by ABS-CBN to be part of the network’s roster of talented child stars because of his captivating presence when he acts. He became part of Goin’ Bulilit, a children’s gag show in 2008.
Zaijian has already received several awards for his acting abilities like Best Male TV Personality for May Bukas Pa given by PMPC Star Awards for television, Mala Bata Awardee from Anak TV Seal, he also Natatanging Gawad TANGLAW para sa Sining ng Telebisyon (for May Bukas Pa) during the 8th Gawad Tanglaw, and 6th USTv Awards as Students’ Choice of Actor in a Daily Soap Opera.
Full Name: Zaijian Jaranilla
Nickname: Santino/Miracle Boy
Birth Date: August 23, 2001
Birth Place: Manila, Philippines
Birth Sign: Virgo
Parents: Zaijian’s parents got separated when he was 5. He lives with his Father, Zenon Jaranilla
Siblings: Zildjan Jaranilla and Zymex Jaranilla
Occupation: child actor and endorser
– the name Zaijian came from the pinyin Romanization of Chinese Mandarin “再見” which means “Goodbye.”
-his best friend is Xyriel Manabat
-he was the voice behind the character Nico in the RPG Metanoia