Navi Rawat (born Navlata Rawat; June 5, 1977) is an American television actress, known for her roles as Theresa Diaz on the drama series The O.C. and math prodigy Amita Ramanujan on the drama series Numb3rs. She is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.


In television, Rawat is best known for her roles as Theresa Diaz on the drama The O.C. and math prodigy Amita Ramanujan on Numb3rs. She had a guest role as Melanie in the first season of 24. Her work in film includes the sci-fi Thoughtcrimes (2003), the Project Greenlight film Feast (2005), and the independent romantic comedy Loveless in Los Angeles (2006). She has also had many smaller roles including playing Dana, a psychotic vampire slayer, in an episode of Angel and portrayed Nat Raiden on the episode "Asslane" of the short-lived action TV show, Fastlane on Fox. She played a recurring role in the USA Network series Burn Notice's fourth season.

Currently, she is the spokeswoman for Moen and narrates many of their commercials.

Math ConnectionsEdit

Ramanujan shares a name with legendary indian mathematical prodigy Srīnivāsa Rāmānujan (1887-1920) who was a self-taught isolated mathematician who re-discovered known theorems in addition to producing new work.

He made extraordinary contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions. There is even a mathematical journal, The Ramanujan Journal, dedicated solely to the discoveries made by Ramanujan. He died at the age of 32, having made remarkable breakthroughs in his short career.