Rukmini is the daughter of Affandi from his second wife, Rubiyem. She was born in Yogyakarta in 1961. Since she was child, Rukmini loved painting. She inherited her talent and artistic sense from her father, Affandi. The family environment also supported her in becoming a painter.
Rukmini has never pursued a formal education in painting. Obeying her father, she studied at the Academy of Finance and Banking and also in PAAP-Gajah Mada University, Majoring in Marketing.
In 1982, she got married to Muhamad Yusuf. Since 1986, they moved and stayed in Tasikmalaya, her husband’s hometown. In this city, she is more productive in developing her painting talent supported by her husband, Yusuf.
Affandi realized that her daughter, Rukmini, has a great talent, when he visited her in Tasikmalaya. Since 1987, twice – three times in a month Affandi always visited her daughter in tasikmalaya, giving his guidance to her and also to paint together.
In 1990, Rukmini studied with Barli Sasmitawinata, a senior painter from Bandung. Since 1992, she and other painters play an active role in some exhibition in Yogyakarta, Jakarta, Bandung, Malaysia, Australia.
Her painting has been collected by many art collectors, businessman, or officials from Indonesia and other countries.