It has been over a decade since Kapamilyas fell in love with Zaijian Jaranilla. Fans will always remember him as the kind and innocent Santino on May Bukas Pa who delivered God’s miracle. He was one of the most beloved child stars of his time.
Although, since then he has stretched his experiences with lead roles on teleseryes like Noah from 2010 and Ikaw ang Pag-ibig from the following year. He also portrayed characters for weekend anthologies like Wansapanataym and Maalaala Mo Kaya. Zaijian only further proved his growth with more recent projects. In the Ipaglaban Mo episode “Titser”, he was a high school student who committed murder. Then, there was the 2018 hit Bagani, the action fantasy series where he played the young hero Liksi alongside Liza Soberano, Enrique Gil, Matteo Guidicelli, and Makisig Morales.
If you miss Zaijian, then you are in luck because can revisit him as Santino in the reruns of May Bukas Pa which will take up the timeslot of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano. You can also travel back to his days as a child star in this Throwback Pose Challenge where he tried to recreate his old photos!
The Kapamilya actor looked adorable in these three pictures. He does not remember when the first one was taken, but it seemed like a photoshoot. The second snap was him crying during an interview. The last one was him as Santino.
If you want to see more of Zaijian Jaranilla, then do not miss his appearance in the upcoming drama Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin.