Zaijian Jaranilla (/zidʒæn/; born August 23, 2001) is a Filipinochild actor best known for his role as the orphan Santino in the 2009 teleserye, May Bukas Pa. Zaijian was also a part of the network's children's gag show, Goin' Bulilit. He is currently under contract with ABS-CBN and talent of STAR MAGIC under this Philippines TV network agency.
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, Zenon, his grandmother, and his two younger siblings, Zildjan and Zymec.
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, child-like friendship with and affectionately referred to as "Bro."