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We take on an extensive study of the rotating hairy Kerr black holes, which encompasses, in particular cases, the Kerr black hole ($\alpha=0$). We investigate ergosphere and shadows of the black holes to infer that their size and shape are affected due to the $l_0$ and are found to harbour a richer chaotic structure. In particular, the hairy Kerr black holes possess smaller size but more distorted shadows when compared with Kerr black holes. We also estimate the parameters $l_0$ and $a$ associated with hairy Kerr black holes using the shadow observables. The inferred circularity deviation $\Delta C \leq 0.1$ for the M87* black hole is satisfied, whereas shadow angular diameter $\theta_{d}=42 \pm 3 \mu as$, within $1 \sigma$ region, for a given choice of $\alpha$, places bounds on the parameters $a$ and $l_0$. Interestingly, the shadow axial ratio obeying $1< D_x \lesssim 4/3$ is in agreement with the EHT results and thus eventuates in the hairy Kerr black holes being suitable candidates for astrophysical black holes.