Chundawat was born on June 24, 1916 and was the elder daughter of Vijaysingh the Rawat of Deogarh, one of the major thikanas (estates) of the princely state of Mewar in Rajasthan. She married Rawat Tej Singh of Rawatsar in 1934. Died on May 24, 2014, aged 97.
Chundawat was awarded the Padma Shri in 1984 for her contribution to Rajasthani literature. Similarly she has received many awards such as Sahitya Mahamahopadhyay, Rajasthan Ratna, Tessitory Gold Award, Maharana Kumbha Award, and the Soviet Land Nehru Award.