Zaijian Godsick Jaranilla is an 18-year-old Filipino actor who is best known for his amazing portrayal in his role as an orphan whose name is Santino in the 2009 teleserye, “May Bukas Pa”. He was also a cast member in the children’s sketch comedy show “Goin’ Bulilit”. He is the eldest of three among their families.
His first few years were spent in p0verty, and his parents separated when he was just 5 years of age. He is now living with his father, his grandmother, and his two brothers, Zildjan and his youngest brother Zymic Jaranilla, is a child star on GMA Network. Together with his family, their home province is in Marinduque, it is in Tandang Sora, Quezon City where he currently resides. He is a student at Angelicum College.
He is best known for portraying the character of “Santino” in May Bukas Pa, a teleserye inspired by the 1955 Spanish film, “Marcelino pan y vino”. His 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.” In 2012, he starred in “Lorenzo’s Time”, where he portrayed the role of Lorenzo/Enzo, alongside Carmina Villaroel and Amy Austria-Ventura. He later played a starring role in the 2014 soap opera “Hawak-Kamay”, with Piolo Pascual, Iza Calzado, Xyriel Manabat and Andrea Brillantes.
A lot of netizens could not help but admire him for being so handsome and good-looking. His image is very different from his child star image before. Other netizens even compared him to James Reid because of his handsome photos online. He will surely be the next matinee idol that many Filipino women would love and admire with all their hearts.