Zaijian Jaranilla (//; born August 23, 2001) is a Filipino child actor best known for his role as the orphan Santino in the 2009 teleserye, May Bukas Pa. Zaijian was also a cast member in the children's sketch comedy show .
Within the Jaranilla family, Zaijian is the eldest of three. His first few years were spent in poverty, and his parents separated when he was just 5 years of age. Currently, he lives with his father, his grandmother, and his two brothers, Zildjan and Zymic Jaranilla. His youngest brother Zymic, is a child star in GMA7.
Jaranilla is best known for portraying Santino in May Bukas Pa, a teleserye inspired by the 1955 Spanish film, Marcelino pan y vino. Jaranilla's character vastly affects the lives of the residents of Bagong Pag-asa, as he becomes a powerful intercessor and healer known as the "Miracle Boy." Santino often directly communicated with Jesus, whom he had a casual, childlike friendship with and affectionately referred to as "Bro."
|2010||RPG Metanoia||Nico/Zero (voice)||Star Cinema|
|2011||Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak!||Angelito|
|2012||24/7 in Love||Jomar Ronquillo|
|2015||Hamog||Rashid||Cinema One Originals|
Awards and nominations
|Awards and Nomination|
|Year||Award Giving Body||Category||Nominated Work||Results|
|2009||Anak TV Seal Awards||Mala Makabata Awardee||N/A||Included|
|23rd PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best New Male TV Personality||May Bukas Pa||Won|
|ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards||Pop Kapamilya New Face||Won|
|Pop Kapamilya TV Character||Won|
|2010||8th Gawad Tanglaw Awards||Natatanging Gawad TANGLAW para sa Sining ng Telebisyon||Won|
|6th USTv Awards||Students' Choice of Actor in a Daily Soap Opera||Won|
|2012||28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Movie Child Performer of the Year||Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak!||Nominated|
|2013||27th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Child Performer||Lorenzo's Time||Nominated|
|Best Single Performance by an Actor||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Rosaryo||Nominated|
|2014||28th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Karayom||Nominated|
|10th ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards||Pop Teen Popsies (shared with Andrea Brillantes)||Hawak Kamay||Nominated|