A 2003 graduate from Shantiniketan, Hussain went on to complete his postgraduate diploma from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda in 2005. His work is based on the realities of human relationships and their subtle complexities. His paintings dwell on the human figures. His works are narrative with each figure interrelated to the other. Though, on a quick glance, one may feel awestruck by their presence, each figure is an integral part of the work. Each has a personality, which nurtures the narrative. Farhad has chosen to use tempera on cloth for his works, the media allowing him to achieve the desired vibrancy of colours. The artist was the 2004 recipient of the Nasreen Mohamedi scholarship. The Indian Art College Art Exhibition has also awarded him the prize for best watercolour in 1998. Farhad has participated in several group shows in Baroda, Mumbai and Kolkata.