Love Island’s Sanam Harrinanan: her age, Kai Fagan relationship and job before the show

She won series nine of Love Island

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by Emily Vierke |
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The Love Island producers truly do, for lack of a better word, LOVE selecting contestants with links to previous Islanders and Love Island winter was no different.

Ron Hall revealed he knew Chloe Burrows before the show, Olivia Hawkins and Zara Lackenby-Brown were pals before awkwardly falling out in the villa and even Sanam Harrinanan knew someone before the show.

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sanam won love island series nine ©ITV

Sanam rocked up in Casa Amor alongside five other bombshell girls, and she already had outside support from Love Island 2022's Deji Adeniyi to rely on.

The ex-Islander voiced his opinion on social media when the official Love Island account shared the classic slow-mo clip of the bombshells strutting into the villa. Deji commented, "@sanamiee go on girllll👏👏"

Who is Sanam Harrinanan?

She was one of six bombshells to enter the main villa during series nine of Casa Amor week.

What happened when Sanam Harrinanan was on Love Island?

After arriving in the villa as a Casa Amor babe, Sanam quickly hit it off with Kai Fagan and they stayed together during the infamous recoupling (even though Liv was fuming).

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sanam and kai on a date in the villa ©ITV

The social worker (Sanam) and PE teacher (Kai) won over the nation and managed to make history - becoming the other Casa Amor couple to win the show.

Are Sanam Harrinanan and Kai Fagan still together?

They sure are and in April 2024 they announced they were engaged - one year after meeting on Love Island.

Sharing photos from their engagement, they wrote in a joint Instagram caption, "Introducing the next Mrs Fagan ❤️💍 Beautiful, Caring, Loving and Smart are just some of the words that describe you. I love loving you, I love you and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you ❤️."

How old is Sanam Harrinanan?

Sanam is 26 years old.

Where is Sanam Harrinanan from?

Sanam is from Bedford.

What does Sanam Harrinanan do?

Sanam was a social worker before entering the villa. Despite saying she couldn't return to her old job, Sanam has seemingly returned to her job as a social worker. Well, according to her Instagram bio.

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kai and sanam in the villa together ©ITV

Who did Sanam Harrinanan want to couple up with before the villa?

Before heading into the villa Sanam said, "Kai is my number one.

"Job wise I think that we’d connect a lot and I think he’s cute."

She had one job, and she only went and ruddy did it.

What is Sanam Harrinanan's Instagram?

You can follow her at @sanamiee.

What is Sanam Harrinanan's Tik Tok?

You can check out her profile @sanamiee.

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