American actress Navi Rawat was born on June 5, 1977 in Malibu, California. Of biracial descent, her father is a Rajput from India and her mother is German. She graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and holds a degree in English and American Literature.
Navi Rawat was first seen in a bit role on the series Popular, released in 2000. The episode was titled “Booty Camp,” enabling the actress to work with Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello and Christopher Gorham. Her next project became Jack the Dog, a dramatic comedy written by Bobby Roth. She later starred on the TV movie The Princess & the Marine, which was based on a true story. She soon landed a guest spot on the series Roswell, and had a recurring role on 24 as Melanie. She continued to appear on made-for-television movies like Dancing at the Harvest Moon, and The Street Lawyer. Rawat soon got a part in an episode of Fastlane, and portrayed the character Soraya in the drama House of Sand and Fog, starring Jennifer Connelly and Ben Kingsley. In 2004, she was cast in a small role in Angel, and was seen on Without a Trace as well. The next year, she starred in Project Greenlight's horror film, Feast, for producer Wes Craven. Rawat also became known for playing a recurring character on the hit series The O.C., as Theresa Diaz. In 2007, she landed a role in the comedy Undead or Alive, and the romantic comedy Loveless in Los Angeles. She has also risen to fame for her deicison to join the cast of Numb3rs, playing the role of Amita Ramanujan. Her co-stars include David Krumholtz, Rob Morrow, Judd Hirsch, Dylan Bruno and Diane Farr. In 2008, Navi Rawat worked on the drama Ocean of Pearls.