Zaijian Jaranilla rose to fame when he starred in the 2009 series May Bukas Pa as the lead character Santino. He was only seven years old then.
Now at 20 years old, he has become one of the most talented actors in the entertainment industry today.
Likewise, he is back on the small screen as he plays the role of Gio Ilustre, the son of Jill Ilustre played by Jodi Sta. Maria and David Ilustre played by Zanjoe Marudo, in the latest Kapamilya primetime offering The Broken Marriage Vow.
In line with this, let’s take a look back on his TV journey.
Zaijian started to appear on television for a guest role in the kiddie gag show Goin Bulilit.
In 2008, he became part of the series I Love Betty La Fea.
In 2009, he captured the hearts of the viewers as he starred in the TV series May Bukas Pa. He became known for the character Santino Guillermo.
After the success of May Bukas Pa, Zaijian continued to impress viewers with his talent as he starred again in another series titled Noah that ran from 2010 to 2011.
In 2011, he portrayed the role of Francisco ‘Nonoy’ Garrido Jr. in the TV series Ikaw ay Pag-Ibig.
Then, he once again starred in another primetime series titled Lorenzo’s Time.
The year after, Zaijian appeared in the series Juan Dela Cruz.
In 2014, he became part of two different Kapamilya shows titled Ikaw Lamang and Hawak-Kamay.
He also joined the cast of the longest running teleserye FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.
Zaijian also appeared in the Primetime Bida series The Story of Us starring Kim Chiu and Xian Lim.
In 2018, Zaijian starred in the fantasy series Bagani, together with Enrique Gil, Liza Soberano, Matteo Guidicelli and Makisig Morales.
He returned on TV in 2021 when he appeared as one of the guest cast members of the hit series Ang Sa Iyo ay Akin starring Jodi Sta.Maria, Iza Calzado and Sam Milby.
This year, viewers get to watch Zaijian as Gio Ilustre in the Philippine adaptation of Doctor Foster titled The Broken Marriage Vow.
He will also be a part of the highly awaited project – Mars Ravelo’s Darna TV series.
See more of this projects in this episode of Push Evolution.
What is your favorite role of Zaijian?