Is a self-proclaimed bookworm who originally wanted to be a writer.
Big break came when she was cast as a drug lord's girlfriend on the first season of 24.
Played Ben Kingsley's daughter in 2003's House of Sand and Fog.
Had a recurring role on Fox's soap-drama The O.C. in the early 2000s as sometime girlfriend of Ryan Atwood (series star Benjamin McKenzie).
The New York Daily News named her a "Hot Face to Watch" in 2005.
Her O.C. character, Theresa, coped with an unexpected pregnancy on the show and Rawat, during her time on the show, made a point of speaking out on the very topic that plot development highlighted: the consequences of unwise choices among teens.
Played math expert Amita Ramanujan on the CBS crime drama NUMB3RS, which aired from 2005 to 2010.
Appeared on the popular USA Network drama Burn Notice in 2010 as a mystery woman who gets close to lead character Michael Western (series star Jeffrey Donovan). As Rawat has lived in Miami, she kidded to TVGuide.com that she was able to give restaurant tips to the cast, as the series is filmed there.
New York University, New York, New York, United States