Zaijian Jaranilla is a yong actor in Philippines, best known for portraying Santino in May Bukas Pa, a teleserye inspired by the 1955 Spanish film, Marcelino pan y vino in 2009. Until now, he appeared in a range of films and TV shows including Lorenzo's Time (2012), Hawak-Kamay (2014) and the children's sketch comedy show Goin' Bulilit. Since debuting in 2009, he has achieved many noble adwards Pop Kapamilya New Face, Pop Kapamilya TV Character (2009), Students' Choice of Actor in a Daily Soap Opera (2010) and 4 times nominated for Best Child Performer
Zaijian is the eldest of three in a poor family and his parents separated when he was just 5 years of age. His family later flew to their home province of Marinduque.
Jaranilla is a student at Angelicum College.