Farrah was born in Pakistan and brought up in London. She writes short stories, plays and is currently working on her first novel. 

Her short stories have been published in anthologies and listed in the following prizes: BBC National Short Story Award (2020); Leicester Writes Prize (2017); Asian Writer Prize (2016 & 2012); and Writeidea Prize (2015 & 2014). She took part in the Royal Court Theatre (2015) and Kali Theatre (2014/2015) playwriting programmes. She is a member of The Whole Kahani collective.