She received a master's degree in South Asian Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.Following the assassination of her aunt, Benazir Bhutto, there was speculation over her entrance into politics.In an interview, she has stated that for now she prefers to remain active through her activism and writing, rather than through elected office and that she has to "rule a political career out entirely because of the effect of dynasties on Pakistan" referring to the Bhutto family dynasty and its ties to Pakistani politics.
She has also written a book of poetry, Whispers in the Desert.
A memoir, Songs Of Blood And Sword, was published in April 2010.
The Shadow of the Crescent Moon, her fiction debut, was published in November 2013.
She is the granddaughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Nusrat Bhutto, niece of Benazir Bhutto and Shahnawaz Bhutto, and daughter of Murtaza Bhutto.
Bhutto came to public note after the publication of her first book, a collection of poems, Whispers of the Desert.
She received notable coverage for her second book, a.m. Her father was in exile during the military regime of general Zia-ul-Haq.
Her parents divorced when she was three years old and her father took Bhutto with him moving from country to country and she grew up effectively stateless.
Her father met Ghinwa Bhutto, a Lebanese ballet teacher in 1989 during his exile in Syria and they married.
Bhutto considers Ghinwa to be her real mother and political mentor.