The daughter of Muhammad Chudori, she was born in Jakarta, grew up there and studied at Trent University in Ontario, Canada, graduating in 1988. She worked for the magazines Jakarta Jakarta and Tempo; the second magazine was banned by the New Order regime of President Suharto in 1994.
Her first stories were published in children’s magazines Si Kuncung, Kawanku and Hai when she was only 12. Chudori later wrote scripts for the television series Dunia Tanpa Koma. She received an award for best television scriptwriter at the 2007 Bandung Film Festival. She also wrote the script for the 2008 film Drupadi. In 2009, she published a collection of stories 9 dari Nadira.