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August 23, 2001
|Agent||Star Magic (2008–present)|
|Relatives||Zildjan Jaranilla & Zymic Jaranilla (brothers)|
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 Goin' Bulilit.
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 His youngest brother Zymic Jaranilla, 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)|
|2011||Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak!||Angelito|
|2012||24/7 in Love||Jomar Ronquillo|
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|
|2016||7th NSCART Awards||Best Male Child Star||N/A||Won|
- "ABS-CBN wins big at 31st CMMAs". ABS-CBN News. 2009-10-15. Retrieved 2012-08-09.