She graduated from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology and became a biological-chemical technician.
Khan"s writing career began by writing songs for Adam"s World children"s videos. Her stories have appeared in Message International and Kahani magazines. Her award-winning books for children include picture books, short story collections and novels.
Khan is a "well-known Canadian children's author who focuses on telling tales of diversity." Her books have been translated into several languages, including Italian and Japanese.
She presented a speech titled "Freedom of Speech Versus Cultural Sensitivity: Balancing the Right to Create Freely versus the Need of People to be Respected", at the 2008 IBBY (International Board on for Young People) World Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. Coughlan, Marjorie. "Interview with Rukhsana Khan." Paper Tigers.org, A Pacific Rim Voices Project.
December 2009. Blevis, Mark. "Interview with Rukhsana Khan." Just One More Book.
29 September 2009. Bowllan, Amy.
"Writers Against Racism: Rukhsana Khan." Bowllan"s Blog. School Library Journal. 2 September 2009. Siddiqui, Tabassum.
"Rukhsana Khan: Tales of Diversity." Quill and Quire.
September 2008. Jenkinson, Dave. "Rukhsana Khan." Canadian Review of Materials.
Master in Surgery Magazine. 24 September 1999.
She is a member of the Society of Children"s Book Writers and Illustrators, The Writer"s Union of Canada, CANSCAIP and Storytelling Toronto. Khan is also a member of the International Storytelling Network.